Lean Wastes

lean wastes

What are the eight Lean wastes?

Lean methodologies are predicated around the reduction of the eight Lean wastes in order to be more efficient in serving the end customer. Wasteful activities (also known as non-value-added activities) are process steps that either the customer is not willing to pay for or are not critical to the creation of value for the customer. Elimination or reduction of these activities will result in time and/or cost savings.

The Eight Lean Wastes

The Eight Wastes – A Primer

8 Wastes – Defects/Scrap/Rework

8 Wastes – Overprocessing

8 Wastes – Waiting

8 Wastes – New Ideas/Employee Knowledge

8 Wastes – Transportation

8 Wastes – Inventory

8 Wastes – Motion

8 Wastes – Excess Production

Other Wastes

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