takt time

  

Definition

Adjustable time unit used in lean production to synchronize the rate of production with the rate of demand. Computed by dividing available production by the number of items to be produced, takt time provides a precise rhythm to run an entire process sequence that maximizes efficiency whereas minimizing wastes. Although popularized by the Japanese, takt time is a German term which refers to rhythm or beat of music.

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  • You need to be able to accurately predict the takt time and try to be prepared to strike at the right times.

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  • The takt time was relevant in our report as it indicated the relationship between our customers and us so we could use it to analyze the situation.

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  • When you are trying to get two new products released at the same time you will need to accurately predict their takt time.

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