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Hi there, Great question! Takt time represents what we’ll call the “drumbeat” of the process. It’s the rate at which the products or services must exit the process in order to meet the customer demand. This is a key concept when using a Value Stream Map to prioritize where to focus improvement efforts. If the…
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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Master Black Belt at, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 30 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Marriott International, Inc. build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.