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Cycle Time Reduction (CTR)

“What a difference a second makes” – a quote from an empowered employee. Just one second over a ten second continuous cycle can mean your line runs consistently 10% faster, the difference between comfortably achieving tight production schedules or continually being capacity constrained.

From definition of the current cycle, quickly through to mapping and optimisation, the team can quickly visualise the opportunity that exists – a real ‘light-bulb’ moment, where previously the required improvement would not have been pursued.

Detailed visualisation of the each stage in the cycle / process, whether a ten second continuous cycle or a two hour non-continuous process, is the key to real understanding of where your opportunity lies.

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Application of the optimisation stage shows what the improved cycle / process time should be, and what steps need to be taken to achieve the result.

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(The other way to reduce changeover loss is to have fewer of them with an optimised Run Strategy).

Suitable for all levels on the continuous improvement ladder, both strong and weak, Lauras International has trained manufacturing employees, from operators to technicians to managers to use this Cycle Time Reduction technique.

Testimonials

I assumed that if the machines were running, everything was fine. It has really opened my eyes. Personally, it has given me a new lease of life.

Paul McCarthy, Engineer, Dalehead Foods

We have known about that problem for ages, why did we wait until now to sort it out?

Operative