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Capacity

Definition of Capacity:

The maximum amount of parts that may be processed in a given time period.

Is constrained by the bottleneck of the line–that is, the capacity of a production system depends on what is usually the slowest operation.

Capacity = 1 / Cycle Time

Typically the above formula is used when cycle time is expressed in shifts/part, thus measuring capacity as parts/shift.

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