Takt Guide

Takt Cornerstones

Takt Requirements
In order for Takt to achieve its promises, it has to be created and managed in specific ways. The section below provides the minimum requirements for a scheduling system to be considered Takt Planning and Takt Control:
Your Takt Plan must…
If your plan does not meet these requirements, it is not a Takt plan.

For takt to work really well...

A “Takt” is a multi-dimensional unit for a construction project and enables us to visualize time and space. This format also enables the use of mathematical, scientific, and scalable operations that enable us to plan and execute work in hours and days, not only weeks.
Takt is the basis for production in manufacturing and should also be used for production in construction. Companies in the automotive industry like Toyota or Volkswagen and others are all based on Takt or rate of flow, then pull. “Flow where you can, pull when you can’t”. Takt streamlines the value creation processes and enables all pull systems to efficiently support the Takt-ed production rhythm. Because of this, it creates stability, leveled work and ultimately protects workers.
This ensures we limit excess manpower levels and excess material inventory levels, which makes you more money! Takt-ed projects have smoother finishes, less needed manpower, less material inventory, and make more money because rhythm creates a backbone where the team can win in a balanced and fun way.

Schedule health

To be a healthy Takt plan your schedule must comply with the Takt Schedule Health Metrics…
To be reliable it must also…
If your plan does not have these, it is not healthy, and should not be considered a complete Takt plan.
This guide will be updated periodically to better guide the industry with Takt planning. We are looking forward for your feedback.
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