What is Takt Time?
Takt Time ( “Takt” meaning rhythm 0r beat in German) is used to determine how often a product should be produced based on the rate of sales to customers.
T = A/D
T = Takt Time
A = Available work time per shift (normally in seconds per month)
D = Customer demand rate per shift (normally in units per month)
A = (7.5 Hours per Work Day -> 27000 Seconds per Work Day) x (20 Work Days per Month) = 540000 Work Seconds per Month
D = Customer needs 36000 units per month
Takt = A/D = 540000 / 36000 = 15 Seconds per unit