“8 Wastes” Discussion

Process Excellence L6S
The “8 Wastes” Discussion
The 8 Wastes
Explanation and Examples
Process Excellence L6S
The “8 Wastes” Discussion
Understanding the 8 wastes is the foundation of
thinking lean.
Without this detailed comprehension, you will not
be able to see the wastes being generated in your
business, and without seeing the wastes, they can’t
be eliminated.
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The “8 Wastes” Discussion
A “Lean” or “Lean Thinking” definition is:
“A systematic approach to identifying and
eliminating the Eight Wastes (which are considered
non – [customer] value adding activities) through
continuous improvement initiatives by flowing the
product at the 100% pull of the customer”.
What are the Eight Wastes?
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The “8 Wastes” Discussion
Description: There is a stoppage in the item / work
within the process.
Manufacturing samples: Instrument stoppage,
bottlenecked tasks, apparatus substitution
Office and Service examples: System interruptions,
system reaction intervals, authorizations, data from
supply partners / clients
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Meaning: Every type of scrap, faults, mistakes or
rectification caused by improper completion of
initial work.
Manufacturing Instances: Construction of flawed
pieces, leftovers, or excess.
Service / Office samples: Information input
inaccuracies, scheme mistakes, work modification
orders, and bill miscalculations.
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Unneeded Processing:
Explanation: Wasting time on steps that are not
Manufacturing samples: Incorporating superfluous
phases to develop the parts, ineffective handling
because of inadequate implements, and product
Service / Office illustrations: Re-entering
information, unneeded reproductions, needless, or
unwarranted reports.
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Meaning: All items that are in surplus, all methods
of batch processing. Manufacturing beyond what
client / customer requires.
Manufacturing samples: All extra inventory, group
Service / Office instances: Office materials,
marketing brochures, batch processing transactions.
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Excessive Motion:
Description: Movement of individuals.
Manufacturing illustrations: Reaching for, searching
for, or piling parts, tools, etc.
Service / Office examples: Traveling to/from
photocopier, central filing, fax machine, or other
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Explanation: Shifting of work or correspondence
from one phase to the next phase in the procedure.
Manufacturing samples: Transfer supplies, pieces,
or completed merchandise into and out of storage.
Service / Office instances: Shifting of information or
paperwork from location to location, room to room,
or folder to folder.
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Description: Creating extra, earlier, or quicker than
is needed by the subsequent individual.
Manufacturing examples: Parts / Merchandise piling
up at a sluggish downstream pace.
Service / Office instances: Laser printing
correspondence earlier than it is actually required,
buying pieces earlier than they are wanted,
providing paperwork earlier than required by the
subsequent individual.
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Underutilized Employees:
Explanation: Workers' inventiveness, concepts, and
aptitudes are not entirely employed.
Manufacturing instances: Overlooking concepts,
talents, and enhancements by not paying attention
to personnel.
Service / Office examples: Restricted worker power
and accountability for rudimentary jobs,
management command and control.
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The “8 Wastes” Discussion
Recognize your operation in these 8 wastes?
In some organizations, as much as 40% of the
production effort is spent on these wasteful activities.
How much of your time do you spend fighting the fires,
expediting parts, or other activities which do not help
reduce the waste in your operation?
Employees, managers, executives, and corporate
investors will all succeed when the 8 Wastes are
identified and removed.

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