Takt Time

Takt time is calculated as follows -

Takt time calculation

Takt time is usually expressed in seconds so that even the smallest improvement can be measured.

Graph of takt times

It is normal to check the cycle times of all processes - if the cycle time is greater than the takt time then
kaizen should be used to make it either less than or equal to the takt time.


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