The Seven Wastes

  • Transportation: Moving product, information or materials
  • Inventory: Accumulating more than the minimum needed
  • Motion: Movement of people
  • Waiting: When people wait, or raw materials or product are idle
  • Over-processing: Doing things beyond the needs of the customer
  • Overproduction: Producing more than customers need
  • Defects: Rework, scrap, or mistakes

Case Studies

  • Process Mapping Improves Elections Efficiency in Yamhill County, Oregon

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