PRODUCT THROUGHPUT TIME

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0612-8_745

Production throughput time is the time between the start of production until it is done. The shorter the better. In a job shop, partly finished products spend considrable time waiting before processing. It has been found that when products move through production swiftly, the efficiency of the plant is high and its product quality improves.

See  Cycle time;  Manufacturing system design;  Theory of constraints in manufacturing management;  Synchronous manufacturing using buffers.

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