What are the 7 wastes of Lean?
- Transportation (any unnecessary movement / that can be reduced)
- Inventory (having too much stock can hinder the quality of the product)
- Motion (any unnecessary movement on the workstation)
- Waiting (time spent waiting before the person can complete the task)
- Over-production (producing more than the demand)
- Over-processing (all the extra tasks that do not add value to the final product)
- Defects (all defects and non-quality for a final product)
A board with the 7 wastes is created by completing different analyses of the studied topic or category. The elements to be optimized for further efficiency are highlighted. It is important to note that some waste is necessary, and this process can help teams identify the necessary waste as well.
Bonus: The 8 wastes of Lean expands on the above ideas to add Non-Utilized Talent (underutilizing skills, talents or knowledge) to the list of wastes. The acronym for 8 wastes is usually DOWNTIME where “over-proecessing” is replaced with “extra-processing”.
Why use the 7 wastes of lean method?
Who uses the 7 wastes?
How do you set up a 7 wastes board in iObeya?
- Enter your room, then click Configure the room at the bottom right of the screen.
- Add a blank board to your room.
- Select the 7 wastes board background from the background catalog.
- Add in your tool dock a new set of notes and rename them according to the 7 wastes types
- Your board is now ready to be used.