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Waste Walk

A Waste Walk is a structured visit to a workspace or process to observe and identify any of the 8 Wastes (Defects, Overproduction, Waiting, Non-Utilized Talent, Transportation, Inventory, Motion and Extra-Processing) in order to discover and prioritize Continuous Improvement opportunities. For a better understanding of Waste Walk and an overview…

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How Lean And Agile Make Yard Work A Breeze -

How Lean & Agile Make Yard Work a Breeze

So what does yard work have to do with Lean or Agile? They both benefit from something called a Kanban Board. Kanban is Japanese for "signboard" which was originally developed as a way to regulate production at Toyota. You’re probably thinking, "Mixing yard work with software. What?" At its core,…

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Lean Six Sigma Q&A -

Am I able to use Lean Six Sigma in the aerospace industry?

Absolutely! In fact, Boeing actively applies Lean Six Sigma to its processes, as do many of its suppliers. See this recent article from “Global Manufacturing.” The story proclaims that “In 1998 it took Boeing 71 days to assemble its 777 aircraft – today it takes just 37. . . .the aerospace giant also managed to shave…
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5S - An Easy Way To Eliminate Waste -

5S: An Easy Way to Eliminate Waste

Ready to start making a positive, measurable improvement in your home or workplace? Here is a list of successful, easy to understand ways to apply 5S to inspire you to build your problem-solving muscles. 5S Applications How to Apply 5S: Dishpit Hell How to Apply 5S: Elementary School Classroom How…

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8 Wastes -

8 Wastes (Muda)

The 8 Wastes refer to a list of issues that get in the way of process flow and cause stagnation. The list consists of Defects, Overproduction, Waiting, Non-Utilized Talent, Transportation, Inventory, Motion, and Extra-Processing. The idea of process improvement is to identify and remove all forms of waste from a…

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