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.

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Other Definitions

Drum – The Drum refers to the CCR that is used to build the schedule around in an operation. (http://www.toc.co.uk/glossary.htm)

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