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Monday, 20 August 2012


Category:A3 Culture 



Value-adding process steps change the fit, form and function of the material being produced or service being supplied.  Any other activity is wasteful.  This is a very broad definition for waste.  We are not talking about those things that are in the refuse bin, it's about any step that does not add value to the customer, a step you can eliminate from your everday task (process) to improve safety, quality and efficiency.  Some examples of waste includes:  waiting, inventory, re-work, motion, excessive transport ....

From research, any business process contains 70 to 90% non-value added time (waste) and only 10 - 30% value added time.

Peruse the overview obout waste in the poster below from the Lean Exhibition:



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