The Waste Walk is a structured process for seeking out waste in company operations. The method ensures that everyone in the organization uses the same lean approach to uncover and eliminate common wastes.
In this course, students learn how to recognize work areas with pain points that require continuous firefighting. Some typical candidates for a Waste Walk include:
- Production bottlenecks
- Overtime hours
- Quality problems
- Extra inventory
- Excessive or unnecessary storage and handling.
Find out how to conduct a Waste Walk by categorizing and documenting the different types of waste. Students also learn how companies can address these issues through the appointment and training of a team focused on process improvement and waste elimination.
Number of Modules: 1 / Approximate run time: 30 minutes