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cycle time

[′sī·kəl ‚tīm]
(computer science)
The shortest time elapsed between one store (or fetch) and the next store (or fetch) in the same memory unit. Also known as memory cycle.
(petroleum engineering)
In a drilling operation, the time needed for the pump to move the drilling fluid in a bore hole.
(science and technology)
The time required to carry out a sequence of activities repeated in each performance of an operation.

cycle time

The time interval between the start of one cycle and the start of the next cycle.
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To determine the effect of cycle time on fatigue development, a 5-second and a 10-second cycle time were selected.
On the flip side, focusing on line balancing and process optimization will yield fantastic print outcomes and, while printer cycle time capability is very important, running an efficient, stable process will result in better assemblies and greater profits.
After studying the individual cycle time reduction techniques described above, the authors were motivated to study the effect of combining them.
Now let's say you made a dramatic improvement in cycle time and reduced it 50% (0.5 min/board).
Since these systems are becoming more reliant on the integration of a wider array of advanced technologies, cycle times must be reduced to field the most lethal force on the battlefield.
* Results of multiple regression analyses indicate a strong positive relationship among internationalization, cycle time, and managers' assessment of firm performance.
In mid-2004, the LMSB unveiled a new approach to compliance audits, which, ideally, will shorten cycle time. Known as the compliance assurance process (CAP), a pilot is scheduled for 2005 returns.
Minimum robot cycle times are achieved with the MAX SP1 controller as it calculates and selects the robot path with the least cycle time and no interference, replacing point-to-point robot movement with fluid motion.
Areas of emphasis will include case closures, application of planned time in the tax shelter program, resolution strategies, cycle time improvements, and promoter audits.
Cycle time reduction is a means for increasing process speed.
Major carriers are performing top-down redesigns of their service delivery organizations--with a keen focus on the new business process--in an effort to improve service while compressing cycle time. They seek to answer the question: how can the traditional underwriting process be redesigned to directly contribute to process efficiency, drive expense control and improve cycle time?