Tuesday, November 8, 2011

8 Waste Types

The eight are:
1. overproduction ahead of demand;

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Overproduction - redundancy, duplication, hidden information factories

2. waiting for the next process, worker, material or equipment;

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Waiting - delays while another process is completed


3. unnecessary transport of materials (for example, between functional areas of facilities, or to or from a stockroom or warehouse);

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Transportation - unnecessary movement of data)


4. over-processing of parts due to poor tool and product design;

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Overprocessing - multiple instances of data, or more than the customer requires


5. inventories more than the absolute minimum;
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Inventory - redundant data sources

6. unnecessary movement by employees during the course of their work (such as to look for parts, tools, prints or help);
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Motion - keying/capturing more information than necessary

7. production of defective parts;

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Defects - data correction

8. under-utilization of employees’ brainpower, skills, experience and talents.

May not be in this category
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1. Process standards exist.
2. Process controls exist.
3. The process is executed the same way consistently.
4. Everyone understands the process, terminology, jargon and definitions.
5. Process documentation exists.
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