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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

We’ve had the best of our best, which are better than most, working on this for years and they have not achieved these results. This has clearly been a significant breakthrough. The results show this.

Senior Supply Chain VP from International Beverage Business

A key learning for me was that delegation is as much about the development of others as it is removing an action from my list. I now think of delegation as an opportunity for my team to develop and try new things. The more I do it, the more effective it is. Delegation is now one of my key management tools.

Front Line Manager on Aspire Programme