Part of Drum-Buffer-Rope Scheduling. A name given to the rate of production of a physical constraint. The beat of the drum dictates the rate that material should flow into the system.


Other Definitions

Drum – The Drum refers to the CCR that is used to build the schedule around in an operation. (

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