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Takt Time - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Takt is translated from the German word Taktzeit or “clock interval” meaning pace of production. Takt Time is the average time between the completion of one unit and the completion of the next. It’s used to determine whether or not a process can keep up with customer demand. Takt Time is calculated by dividing the time available (minutes of work/day) by the customer demand (units required/day).


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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner at GoLeanSixSigma.com, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.