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Any activity that consumes resources but does not provide value as defined by the customer. Also referred to as Muda or Non-value-adding activities. The eight common types of waste are: Overproduction Over-processing Waiting Inventory Defects Motion (by people) Transportation (of product / material) Under-utilization of people
See Work in Process.
Work Balancing
Designing processes so that the process time for each person is equal or slightly less than the takt time that is required to meet customer demand. Also referred to as Line Balancing.
Work in Process (WIP)
- Any work that has been initiated or available to be worked on and yet released to the downstream customer.