A Rework Loop is a situation where a step in a process is repeated in order to correct a defect; also known as backtracking. Rework Loops are work that must be done over and over. They often become an accepted part of the process as people get used to them over time. To find Rework Loops, look for places where large amount of work move back in the process to be fixed.

Rework Loops are Non-Value Adding Activities and are undesirable, as they add to cost and cycle time.

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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at GoLeanSixSigma.com. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.
  • Amir Khan

    Good One !