Recently I was asked for a video on the waste of transportation and to go past the simple explaination of “trucks,” so I came up with this! Discover two factors that influence the waste of transportation inside organizations and between team members, departments, and production lines.Learn more about the wastes of lean in our FREE course here.
In the last episode I explained that the heart of lean manufacturing is in eliminating waste, and I also introduced the seven wastes of lean. In this episode I want to take some time to illustrate these wastes in a few examples. If you’re already well-versed with the seven wastes, this will be a bit redundant. But if you’re still new to the concept of waste, I’m going to explain how they work in real-life examples. I highly recommend you also visit leansmarts.com or visit my YouTube channel for more examples of wastes. Seeing them in videos is useful and will help sharpen your powers of observation. Remember, one of our goals as lean practitioners is to learn how to see waste in the first place!
Also check out the show notes for this episode with some handy recommendations. Just go to www.leansmarts.com/003.
Okay, so what I’m going to do is give you three examples. One is a personal experience of the wastes of lean at home in my kitchen. The next is an example of a typical batch-production manufacturer. And the last is an office example in an engineering office. [Read more…] about 003 – Three Examples of the Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing
Welcome to episode two of the Lean Smarts Podcast! I’m your host Daniel Crawford and this is the show where I share simple and actionable lean tips and advice for starting, expanding, and leading a lean life, and a lean organization. In this episode I’m going to explain what is regarded as the heart of lean manufacturing, which is eliminating waste.
I will be naming resources and making references throughout the cast, but you can always check out the show notes online for easy access to them. Just go to leansmarts.com/002 to find this episode’s notes.
The heart of lean manufacturing is eliminating waste from processes so that value to customers can flow at greater quality and velocity. In order to dig into this further it’s important that we define these two ideas of value and waste. [Read more…] about 002 – The Heart of Lean Manufacturing: Eliminating Waste
Today we give an explanation for how over production increases the remaining seven wastes of lean manufacturing using an everyday laundry machine. Avoid the evils of over production by reducing the batch size as much as possible!