In a Lean
Production system the Takt
Time is the time interval between consecutive
items in a production system that must be
achieved to to meet customer demand.
If the daily customer demand
is 40 items and there are 400 minutes of
production time then the takt time is 10
The takt time is the 'heartbeat'
for a Just In Time production system ('takt'
is the German word for a conductor's baton).
The idea is that production should be paced
to produce one item every ten minutes rather
than in periodic batches.
Associated terms are Cycle
in Progress and Work