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Is still don't get the concept of throughput time? Why does an increase in customer orders lead to a higher throughput time?

Is still don't get the concept of throughput time? Why does an increase in customer orders lead to a higher throughput time?

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They are not directly related in that way.

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Antonello

They are not directly related in that way.

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Hello,

I can't see a direct implication between # of orders and troughput time. The only case that I can imagine is when you can do some customization to your product and you nees some set-up time to prepare machines every time that you change product.

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Luca

Hello,

I can't see a direct implication between # of orders and troughput time. The only case that I can imagine is when you can do some customization to your product and you nees some set-up time to prepare machines every time that you change product.

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Hello!

I don´t totally agree with the statement. Throughput time is the time it takes for this particular product to get produced. Higher demand for it -hence, more production- would only decrease this time in case bottlenecks get generated.

If the process is optimized, should not be affected at all.

Hope it helps!

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Clara

Hello!

I don´t totally agree with the statement. Throughput time is the time it takes for this particular product to get produced. Higher demand for it -hence, more production- would only decrease this time in case bottlenecks get generated.

If the process is optimized, should not be affected at all.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Hi, think about the capacity a company/manufacturer has. They can produce x items at a time. If demand is >x then there will be a lag.

Just like if you were assigned 10 homework assignments all at once, the time taken from the point of receiving them to completing them would dramatically increase, even if your average time spent on each didn't change.

Hi, think about the capacity a company/manufacturer has. They can produce x items at a time. If demand is >x then there will be a lag.

Just like if you were assigned 10 homework assignments all at once, the time taken from the point of receiving them to completing them would dramatically increase, even if your average time spent on each didn't change.

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Hi Anonymous,

throughput time is the time that it takes for a product to be manufactured. If customer orders increase it may lead to an increase of the throughput time if the production process has bottlenecks (eg there are 4 steps in the process and step 2 cannot meet the new demand while the other three steps can). However this is not a necessary consequence if the customer orders increase but only a possible one.

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Francesco

Hi Anonymous,

throughput time is the time that it takes for a product to be manufactured. If customer orders increase it may lead to an increase of the throughput time if the production process has bottlenecks (eg there are 4 steps in the process and step 2 cannot meet the new demand while the other three steps can). However this is not a necessary consequence if the customer orders increase but only a possible one.

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Francesco

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Hi,

You have to provide more context for us to help you

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Hi,

You have to provide more context for us to help you

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