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The Deadly Wastes

Did you know most companies

WASTE 70-90%

of their resources…

What are the 8 Deadly Wastes?

OVER-PROCESSING

Processing more material or information than necessary to achieve the desired output. Work that does not add value to the customer.

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EXCESS INVENTORY

Having more material or information than you need at this time.

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TRANSPORTATION

Moving inventory, people, tools or other items more often or over farther distances than is necessary.

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OVER-PRODUCTION

Producing more of a product than can be consumed at the time.

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DEFECTS

Errors or mistakes causing rework to correct the problem.

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MOTION

Unnecessary movement of people or items within a work center.

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WAITING

Waiting for material or information. Involves customers, patients, workers or parts sitting idle.

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TALENT

Not recognizing and utilizing the capabilities of your workforce.

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