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Transportation refers to the concept of the moves or “touches” to a unit or product as it flows through a process. This can refer to an email sent from one department to another or to materials being moved from one warehouse to another. Transportation is one of the 8 Wastes.

For a better understanding of Transportation and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training, Green Belt Training or Lean Training.

Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at University of California San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.