Takt time is a German phrase for the baton the conductor uses to set the tempo of an orchestra. In Lean and Six Sigma applications Takt time refers to the rate that products and/or services need to be completed in to keep up with customer demand.
How to Calculate:
Takt time is calculated by dividing the available time per day by the customer demand.
If the available time per day is 7.5 hours and the customer would like to receive 350 parts per day, what would the calculated takt time be?