Throughput


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Throughput - short version

(1) The rate at which work proceeds through a manufacturing system. Generally speaking the greatest inhibitor to Throughput is waste. Machine downtime, waiting for materials, out of stock supplies, operator errors, poorly designed processes, etc. all contribute to poor throughput in a manufacturing system.

(2) The rate the system generates money through sales, or the conversion rate of inventory into shipped product.



 



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