In a lego airplane building lean simulation designed to show participants how the 8 wastes create barriers to smooth production flow on a factory floor, Frank discusses what wastes the participants observe. In Lean Manufacturing, we look for the 8 wastes, originally developed by Shigeo Shingo at Toyota. Using the acronym DOWNTIME, the Lean Manufacturing Engineer helps the team look for:
Non-value added processing
Inventory (imbalance-too much, too little)
Employees-not fully utilizing the talents and capabilities of your workforce
What wastes do you see in the picture above?