Waste in the workplace

What is meant by ‘waste’ in the workplace? No, not the type of waste that ends up in the bins in this image. I’m talking here about any step or activity in a process that consumes resources but adds no value from the perspective of those involved in the process,...

Three sources of loss

The overriding purpose of a lean system is to configure assets, material resources, and workers in a way that improves the process flow to the customer’s benefit while minimizing losses caused by waste, variability, and inflexibility. These forms of loss are obvious...