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8 Types of Lean Waste

Covering the 8 Types of Lean Waste (Not 7) using the TIM WOODS Acronym and showing the DOWNTIME Acronym.

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8 Types of Muda Waste: https://agile-mercurial.com/2019/02/12/8-types-of-muda-waste-in-lean/

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8 Types of Lean Waste

  1. 1. 8 TYPES OF MUDA WASTE IN LEAN TIM WOODS
  2. 2. ACRONYMS FOR LEAN WASTE • TIM WOODS • DOWNTIME
  3. 3. TIM WOODS
  4. 4. TRANSPORTATION Transportation is the unneeded movement of people or parts through the process flow. This process is the waste involved with transporting goods when the processes are not in a logical order. T
  5. 5. INVENTORY The storage of excess inventory that leads to wasted money, wasted space or possible obsolescence with long term storage of goods. Goods/product can also be damaged or have their value expire while being stored. I
  6. 6. MOTION Movement waste within a process caused by extra steps or unnecessary movement to complete the process. M
  7. 7. WAITING This is the waste that occurs when waiting for work through too long of cycle times or other issues slowing the work through the workflow. W
  8. 8. OVERPROCESSING Processing the work beyond the agreed specifications that result in no meaningful advantage but increases costs and/or time. O
  9. 9. OVERPRODUCTION Producing more product than is needed or required, possibly leading to the product becoming obsolete before the value can be realized. O
  10. 10. DEFECTS Non-conforming parts or parts that do not meet the agreed upon standard. Low quality or failed quality work. D
  11. 11. SKILLS UNDERUTILIZED The wasted skills of staff that are given tasks below their skill levels. S
  12. 12. 8 TYPES OF MUDA WASTE IN LEAN Joshua Render https://agile-mercurial.com https://twentyfirstcenturyworkforce.com/ 8 Types of Muda Waste: https://agile-mercurial.com/2019/02/12/8-types-of-muda-waste-in-lean/ TIM WOODS and Lean Waste:https://agile-mercurial.com/2019/04/29/tim-woods-and-lean-waste/

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