Friday, November 15, 2013

Chapter - Seven Wastes Model - 2013 Edition



Seven Wastes - Taiichi Ohno - page 19 - Toyota Production System


   Waste                          -                   Method

Waste of overproduction - One cannot produce without a production Kanban

Waste of time on hand (waiting)  - Multiple machines to an operator, all producing as per tact time.

Waste in transportation - Machines in line or flow placed close together

Waste of processing itself - Standardized Methods

Waste of stock on hand (inventories) - JIT system - low inventory

Waste of movement (of workers) - Machine layout changes so that an operator handling multiple machines does not waste movement. Can there be control unit for all the machines at one place only?

Waste of making defective products - Problem solving approach to produce zero defects. 5 Why approach to find where the problem or defect occurred in the earliest stage. Educating and training operators by other team members and management.


Bibliography

Seven Wastes
http://accountability.wa.gov/leadership/lean/documents/2012_Lean_Conference/Thinking_Tools_Techniques/24/The%207%20Wastes.pdf

Seven Wastes Tool
http://www.gcu.ac.uk/media/gcalwebv2/theuniversity/supportservices/pace/documents/Seven%20Wastes.pdf

Lean for Government: Eliminating the seven wastes
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20120016881

Lean in Government
http://www.epa.gov/lean/government/

Seven Wastes in Preventive Maintenanee Programs
http://www.techcorr.com/news/Articles/Article.cfm?ID=2450


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