**What is the Cycle Time?**

The average time for the completion of a process from start to finish is known as cycle time.

**Example 1 – Using a Simple Formula to Calculate the Cycle Time in Excel**

The following dataset showcases tasks to be performed,Â the start and end date. The formula to calculate the cycle time is: **Cycle Time = End Date – Start Date**.

**STEPS:**

- Select a cell for the cycle time. Here,
**E5**. - Enter the formula below.

`=D5-C5`

**D5 **indicates the end date and **C5 **the start date.

- Press
**Enter**. - By clicking
**E5**, the formula will show in the formula bar.

- Drag the
**Fill Handle**Â to copy the formula.

- The result is displayed in column
**E**.

**Read More:Â **How to Calculate Elapsed Time in Excel

**Example 2 – Cycle Time Calculation in Parts per Minute**

The dataset below contains the tasks in column **B**, the parts of the tasks in column **C**, and the duration in minutes in column **D**. The formula to calculate the cycle time in parts per minute is: **Cycle Time = Number of Parts / Minutes.**

**STEPS:**

- Select
**E5**. - Enter this formula.

`=C5/D5`

**C5 **indicates the parts and **D5**Â the duration in minutes.

- Press
**Enter**button to see the result in**E5**.

- Drag down the
**Fill Handle**.

- The result is displayed in column
**E**.

**Example 3 – Computing Minutes per Part Cycle Time in Excel**

To calculate the minutes per part cycle time, use this formula: **Cycle Time = Minutes /Number of Parts**.

**STEPS:**

- Select a cell to calculate the cycle time.
- Enter the formula.

`=D5/C5`

**C5** is the parts and **D5** the duration of the parts in minutes.

- Press
**Enter**. - Click the cell we to see the formula in the formula bar.

- Drag down the
**Fill Handle**.

- Column
**E**showcases the cycle time.

**Example 4 – Cycle Time Calculation in Parts per Seconds**

To find the parts per second use the formula: **Cycle Time = Number of parts / Minutes*60**.

**STEPS:**

- Select
**E5**. - Enter the formula.

`=C5/(D5*60)`

**C5** represents the parts and **D5**Â the duration of the parts in minutes.

- Press
**Enter**. - The result is shown in the cell and the formula is displayed in the formula bar.

- Drag down the
**Fill Handle**.

- The cycle time is calculated in column
**E**.

**Example 5 – Calculating Seconds per Part Cycle Time**

The formula to calculate seconds per part cycle time is **Cycle Time = Minutes*60 / Number of parts**.

**STEPS:**

- Select
**E5**. - Enter the formula.

`=(D5*60)/C5`

**C5 **defines the parts and **D5**Â the duration in minutes.

- Press
**Enter**. - The result is displayed and the formula can be seen in the formula bar.

- Drag down the
**Fill handle**.

- The result is displayed in column
**E**.

**Example 6 – Cycle Time Calculation in Parts per Hour**

To calculate parts per hour, use this formulaÂ **Cycle Time = (Minutes / 60) / Number of parts**.

**STEPS:**

- Select
**E5**. - Enter this formula.

`=(D5/60)/C5`

**C5** is the parts and **D5** the duration of parts in minutes.

- Press
**Enter**. - The result is displayed and the formula can be seen in the formula bar.

- Drag down the
**Fill Handle**.

- The parts per hour are displayed in column
**E**.

**Example 7 – Calculate the Cycle Time in Hours per Part in Excel**

**Cycle Time = Number of Parts / (Minutes / 60)**Â is the formula.

**STEPS:**

- Select
**E5**. - Enter this formula.

`=C5/(D5/60)`

**C5** indicates the parts and **D5**Â the duration of the parts in minutes.

- Press
**Enter**. - The result is displayed and the formula can be seen in the formula bar.

- Drag down the
**Fill Handle**.

- The result is displayed in column
**E**.

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