It can be defined as the maximum time per unit to produce a product in order to meet demand. It is derived from the German word 'Taktzeit' (cycle time). Takt time sets the pace for industrial manufacturing lines. For example, in automobile manufacturing, cars are assembled on a line and are moved on to the next station after a certain time—the takt time. There fore, the time needed to complete work on each station has to be less than the takt time in order for the product to be completed within the allotted time.