Takt Time: Defined
GENERAL DEFINITION: Takt Time is the desired time that it takes to make one unit of production output.**
*CUSTOMER DRIVEN: Available Operating Time / Customer Demand
e.g.--8 hours of Daily Operating Time / 4 units of daily demand = Takt Time of 2 Hours
*OPERATION DRIVEN: Available Operating Time / “Forecasted” Demand
e.g.– 8 hours of Daily Operating Tme / 5.7 units of forecasted demand = Takt Time of 1.4 Hours
Nominally this is an initial design variable that dictates the architecture of the entire manufacturing operation
Takt Time differs from Cycle Time, which is the actual time it takes to make one unit of production output.