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Takt is translated from the German word Taktzeit or “meter”. The takt time is the average unit production time needed to meet 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 & Executive Advisor at GoLeanSixSigma.com. 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.