Cycle Time

Cycle time is the time taken to complete a given process from start to finish. For example, some stakeholders perceive that the procurement process takes too long and ask for a reduction in the time taken to complete the end-to-end process. This is called cycle time compression, and if the cycle time is reduced, the throughput of the procurement team will also be increased.

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