The 8 Waste of Lean (Home Edition) Course
Make Lean Relatable to Everyday Life
In 2017 we launched Lean Smarts with some fun and free lean training videos… starting in our kitchen! You can now learn the 8 wastes of lean via everyday language and examples.
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Overview of the 8 Wastes
- Discover the concept of value and waste.
- See everyday examples of each of the 8 wastes of lean.
- Learn the waste of transportation and how it differs from motion.
- Discover the role of location/layout design and batch size in creating transportation waste.
- Learn some strategies for eliminating the waste of transportation.
- Learn why inventory is a waste and undesirable.
- Explore how large inventory multiplies the other wastes in a process.
- Realize some of the consequences of tolerating increasing quantities of inventory.
- Discover why motion is wasteful and by itself creates no value.
- See examples of the waste of motion.
- See a before/after process improvement eliminating the waste of motion.
- Learn why waiting is wasteful and creates no value.
- See examples of various types of waiting: waiting people, waiting things, waiting information.
- Discover the waste of over processing and why it creates no value.
- See examples of the waste of over processing.
- Learn that over processing includes both correcting defects and whenever you are “overdoing it.”
- Learn why over production is wasteful and how it multiplies the other wastes.
- See an example of over production from the process of doing laundry.
- Discover why defects are wasteful.
- Realize that defeat prevention via better quality controls is always better than detect correction via added inspection.
- See some everyday examples of defects.
- Learn to appreciate that the greatest waste of all is underutilized employee potential and genius!
- Lean is a high-engagement culture at its core.
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