Cycle Time Reduction


Time differs from other types of resources in that it cannot be saved for later use. It is a nonrenewable resource but can be misused or wasted. Conversely, saving time in the product development/production process can be a powerful competitive advantage because it allows firms to capture more recent changes in consumer tastes and incorporate newer technical innovations.

This program introduces Cycle Time Reduction as a means for increasing responsiveness and accelerating the product realization process.

Program Contents:

This two-day program contains the why's of cycle time reduction and a host of techniques used to reduce waste from the process cycle. Specific program topics include:

  • Understanding how quality relates to cycle time and process flow
  • The three categories of cycle time
  • Criteria for categorizing cycle time
  • Constructing the process map
  • Calculating total cycles times and cycle-time efficiency
  • Understanding how dependency and variability affect cycle time
  • Developing an action plan for implementing process changes

Program Benefits:

  • Understand how cycle time reduction can be a competitive advantage
  • Learn the techniques to compress cycle time in your business environment

Who Should Attend:

  • Project managers, Manufacturing engineers, process planners and schedulers.
  • Team members from production, purchasing and sales.

Program Duration:

Two-day program, 9:00 to 5:00

Phone: 770-395-0124 or 800-355-3876 • Fax: 770-395-0737
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