Lean Takt Time | Non-Value Added Time

Use Lean Takt Time to Calculate Rate of Demand & NVA Time to Chart VA vs. NVA

To open either of these templates, select the QI Macros menu > Lean Tools > "Lean Takt Time and NVA":

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Lean Takt Time

This tool is used to calculate the rate of customer demand - similar to a speedometer. To complete the template, follow these steps:

  1. Enter Days/Year, Hours/Day, Breaks (min) and Cleanup Time (min) in rows 3 and 4.
  2. Next, enter Annual Demand in Row 6.
  3. Finally, enter Cycle Time/Operator in Row 10.
  4. Review Lean Takt Time Chart for demand results:
  5. Lean Takt Time Output


Non-Value Added Time

To complete the template, follow these steps:

  1. Enter total Value Added Time in cell B2.
  2. Next, enter total Lead Time (Non-Value Added) in cell B3.
  3. Analyze NVA based on the graph and its numerical results.
  4. If NVA is greater than 10% of your cycle time, revise the process to eliminate delay:
  5. Non-Value Added Time


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