What is a lean workplace?
A workplace that is clean, well-ordered, self-explaining, and self-regulating. People recognize pre-failure conditions and correct abnormalities:
–Directly after they occur
–as soon as they occur, or
- even before they occur
MOTION IS MOVING WITHOUT WORKING
(NOT ADDING VALUE)
•Question: If motion is moving without working, then what is work?
•Answer: “WORK IS MOVING AND ADDING VALUE”
•Waste is identified and dealt with before it accumulates. Materials and information flow through the workplace at an accelerated pace; changeovers happen quickly and often; and people are flexible in their skills and are spirited in their involvement. There is a rhythm to work.