Takt Time comes from the German word Taktzeit. Takt Time in Lean is the pace at which you need to produce the product to meet customer demand. The Cycle Time of the equipment must be equal to or shorter than Takt Time in order for production to meet customer demand. Takt Time is use to determine the number of workers needed to produce the product at the customer demand rate.

Lean Masters uses the formula:


Lean Masters helps clients understand Takt Time and apply it in their operation. We use Takt Time in developing Standard Work. It is important to determine the Takt Time to prevent over and under production. Takt Time prevents over-production and the inventory related with it. It also reduces the transportation waste cause by that inventory, reduces the floor space required to store the inventory, and reduces the personnel and equipment required to handle the inventory and the cost associated with the inventory.