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Lean Sigma: A Practitioner’s Guide by Dr. Ian Wedgwood

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4. Individual Step Process Problems

1: A Single Process Step Does Not Meet Takt

Overview1

Processes are required to cycle at a rate fast enough to generate entities at a pace to meet customer (or market) demand. Takt Time represents the pace of customer (or market) demand. If the Cycle Time (the actual rate of processing entities) of the process is longer than the Takt Time, then the process isn’t cycling quickly enough and inevitably falls behind. For more details see “Time—Takt Time” and “Time—Global Process Cycle Time” in Chapter 7, “Tools.”

This category infers that some work has been done to relate the Takt Time to the Cycle Time, usually a Load Chart, and also to identify that this single process step is not meeting Takt. If this is not ...

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