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Identifying Waste on the Shopfloor



The current global recession driven by the pandemic has literally brought sales to a halt for many businesses. Compounded by high labor and material costs and unsold inventory, it is difficult to sustain your businesses without dramatic cost reductions. Before cutting salaries and laying off staff, now is the right time to seriously take a hard look at how you can quickly and systematically discover waste in your business processes and eliminate them so as to sustain a positive cash flow.

This presentation teaches you how to discover waste. Waste are all around us, and they include 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