What does takt mean? “Takt time is a way of measuring the rate of production in line with customer.” It may seem like a simple concept, but it is often misunderstood or used improperly. The goal is always to make the rate of production match up with takt time. Measurements used to make this happen can often be inaccurate, which is where production falls behind. Always account for changing demand by thinking in smaller time increments, leaving room for flexibility in the market. Another great way to increase flexibility is with real-time machine analytics and accurate data from MachineMetrics.
Takt is one of lean manufacturing's most misunderstood concepts. Here Andy Owen, Managing Director of motorised electric tug specialist MasterMover, explains how businesses can use it effectively. Read More