Takt Planning Workshop - (Michigan CoP)

June 17, 2022 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm (under construction)
June 17, 2022 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, Eastern Time Zone
General Motors Factory One
303 W. Water Street
Michigan CoP

Join the Michigan LCI’s Community of Practice (MI LCI CoP) upcoming full day event on takt planning scheduled for June 17th at GM Factory One, a historic icon and a great setting for a workshop on takt production management.  

Takt is the German word for beat or rhythm and is the foundation of Lean production management. Takt Planning has recently been recognized as a work structuring method within the overall framework of the Last Planner System®. It is best applied during milestone and phase planning stages to define clear execution strategies based on crew flow across well-defined geographic locations.  Project teams that have implemented takt and the LPS® have consistently seen a reduction in the overall schedule duration and improved information, materials, and crew flow resulting in reduced overall costs and improved reliability.  

During the workshop you will learn the fundamentals of takt planning, how it relates to the Last Planner System, and how it can be used to drive targeted Lean improvements.  You will learn takt hands-on by doing.  The workshop format will be group activities, hands-on simulations followed by discussion. 

Attendees will leave with a solid understanding of what takt is and how takt plans are developed, how they are used to manage production, and how takt is integrated within the overall LPS framework.


Samir Emdanat is president and co-founder of vPlanner, a Lean management consultancy and a software provider for tools that support collaborative production management and control. He is among the industry’s pioneers of Integrated Project Delivery and applying Lean principles in design and construction. He coached thousands of team members on takt and the Last Planner System®, Lean thinking, and IPD.

Matthew Jogan is project director with vPlanner. He brings over 15 years of IPD, Lean, takt, and LPS experience. Several of Matthew’s projects are industry recognized as trend setting with regards to the application of Lean thinking to improve project outcomes.