Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lean thought for the day

When eliminating waste you first have to have the "eyes" to see it. Waste can be broken down into eight identifiable wastes:
  1. Waiting
  2. Defects
  3. Transportation
  4. Overproduction
  5. Over processing
  6. Motion
  7. Inventory
  8. Under utilization

Once you are able to recognize the waste you must then act on it and apply the appropriate "lean tool" to eliminate or reduce the waste.

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