delivery rate vs throughput

Delivery Rate Versus Throughput

Delivery Rate Versus Throughput

Try this: Order a meal via the drive through of a McDonald's restaurant...note of the start time the moment you place your order ... and the end time the moment you get your order (the delivery point). That is the Lead Time. End to end. In this example, say 5 minutes. Assume, at that time, that they (Macdonald's service providers) have 5 work orders in process (WIP). Delivery Rate ((DR) = WIP divided by Lead Time (LT) DR = 5 orders / 5 minutes DR = 1 order / minute The term Throughput (TP) is used instead of Delivery Rate…
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