Takt Time

 

 

O'PEEP'S TAKT TIME EXPLANATION 

You have a friend who dies for your strawberry-cream-cake and asked you to bake 10 of these dream calory bombs for his party. You know that you have only 4 hours to prepare them. Will you manage? 4 hours - that is 240 minutes. So, for each cake you would have 24 minutes to prepare. That is the TAKT Time. We imagine that could be stress! Recommendation: Set-up a Lean process in your kitchen!

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Takt Time is a Lean Metric which is calculated based on customer demand. It is calculated, not measured!

Takt indicates how much time is available for one piece of output on average.

Remember Takt Time is not about the time it really takes to produce a product.

Takt Time is key in Value Streams, often shown in Value Stream Maps.

 

PRACTITIONER'S TIP:

Use Takt Time to challenge your production system: How capable is your factory of producing to customer demand? In case the Takt Time is shorter than the Cycle Time, the production capacity is not sufficient: There is a bottleneck!

 

CALCULATION

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  • Service Level and OTIF
  • Lead Time and Throughput Time
  • Cycle Time and Takt Time
  • Capacity and Output Rate

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