Enter the original cycle time (min) and the current cycle time (min) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Process Cycle Time Reduction. 

Process Cycle Time Reduction Formula



  • PCTR is the Process Cycle Time Reduction (min)
  • OCT is the original cycle time (min)
  • CCT is the current cycle time (min)

To calculate Process Cycle Time Reduction, subtract the current cycle time from the original cycle time.

How to Calculate Process Cycle Time Reduction?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Process Cycle Time Reduction.

  1. First, determine the original cycle time (min). 
  2. Next, determine the current cycle time (min). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = PCTR = OCT – CCT.
  4. Finally, calculate the Process Cycle Time Reduction.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

original cycle time (min) = 60

current cycle time (min) = 30