What is Cycle Time?
Cycle Time is the time required by an operation or by a machine to complete the processing of one component.
How to calculate Cycle Time?
- Start your stopwatch when a completed component comes out of a machine (or a person completes working on a component).
- Stop your timer when the next (consecutive) piece comes out of the machine (or a person completes working on the next component)
- Repeat this for 5 or more times and calculate the average.
- Ignore abnormal delays like power failure, machine breakdown, operator taking a break etc.