Overproduction: The waste you do on purpose

Claude Balie had made an interesting observation on the NWLEAN discussion group.

It [overproduction] is the only one [waste] that results from a decision. You don’t decide “no quality” or “useless transportation.” You just suffer from them as you try to improve.

Interesting point.

One Reply to “Overproduction: The waste you do on purpose”

  1. Seems like overprocessing falls under that umbrella as well, in many cases. It might not be a recent conscious decision to overprocess, but somewhere, at some time, someone decided that those processing steps were necessary.

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