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Identifying Waste on the Shopfloor



The main purpose of Lean is to improve manufacturing processes to bring increased profits to the manufacturer and increased value and satisfaction to the customer. To increase profits and delight the customer, you have to get rid of waste - all those extraneous and counterproductive assumptions, attitudes, activities, materials, machines, operations and processes.

This presentation can be used to educate your management and staff on the four models that can be used to systematically discover waste on the shopfloor. To be able to discover waste is the first step towards its elimination. This training material can also be used to supplement your Lean Manufacturing, Gemba Walk, Kaizen, 5S and TPM training materials.

Learning Objectives


  1. Discover waste in your work environment

  2. Learn how to remove waste

  3. Learn how to prevent waste



1.  What is Waste?

  • What is Value?

  • What is Value-added?

  • What is Waste?

  • How Does Waste Take Root?

  • Waste Take Root When We Accept Stopgap Improvement

  • Benefits of Identifying & Eliminating Waste


2.  The Classification of Waste

  • The Three MUs

  • The 5M + Q + S

  • The Flow of Goods

  • The Eight Types of Waste (Manufacturing)

  • The Eight Types of Waste (Service/Office)


3.  How to Discover Waste

  • Three Approaches to Discover Waste

  • Using the Back Door

  • Bringing Latent Waste to the Surface

  • Analyzing Current Conditions

  • Value Stream Mapping

  • Value-added Flow Chart

  • Flow Analysis Chart


4.  How to Remove Waste

  • Adopt the Necessary Attitude

  • Remove Waste in the Movement of Goods

  • Remove Waste in the Actions of People

  • Remove Waste in the Way People, Goods and Machines Are Combined


5.  How to Prevent Waste

  • Standardization

  • Visual Controls

  • Auditory Controls

  • 5W + 1H


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