Consultancy

The 7 mudas...or different types of waste

 
Defects and rework

Ties up capacity and thus causes extra costs

Defects and rework

If the parts produced do not come up to the required standard, they must be reworked or even scrapped. This ties up available capacity and causes extra costs.
Transportation

Transportation - reduce distances

Transportation

Transportation does not increase the value of the product. This time could be used to carry out value-adding work.
Motion and walking

Minimise motion and walking

Motion and walking

If tools and materials are not located exactly where you need them, production times increase.
Waiting and searching

Unnecessary waiting and searching

Waiting and searching

If you cannot carry on with your work or have to search for a tool or materials, valuable working time is lost.
Inventories of all types

Inventories of all types tie up capital

Inventories of all types

High stock levels and intermediate storage tie up capital.
Overproduction

Overproduction makes no sense

Overproduction

If more is produced than the customer needs, stock levels will increase along with waiting times, motion and transportation.
Ineffective processes

Avoid ineffective processes

Ineffective processes

When more effort is invested than necessary to fulfil the requirements of the customer.

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