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Lean Management

Review the team efficiency and effectiveness.  Use the principles of Lean Management.

W  Wiki:  Lean Manufacturing

Lean is centered on preserving value with less work.  Lean is renowned for its focus on reduction of seven wastes:

Transportation

Each time a product is moved it stands the risk of being damaged, lost, delayed, etc. as well as being a cost for no added value. Transportation does not make any transformation to the product that the consumer is willing to pay for.

Inventory

Inventory, be it in the form of raw materials, work-in-progress (WIP), or finished goods, represents a capital outlay that has not yet produced an income either by the producer or for the consumer. Any of these three items not being actively processed to add value is waste.

Motion

In contrast to transportation, which refers to damage to products and transaction costs associated with moving them, motion refers to the damage that the production process inflicts on the entity that creates the product, either over time (wear and tear for equipment and repetitive stress injuries for workers) or during discrete events (accidents that damage equipment and/or injure workers).

Waiting or (WIP) Work in Process

Whenever goods are not in transport or being processed, they are waiting. In traditional processes, a large part of an individual product's life is spent waiting to be worked on.

Over-processing

Over-processing occurs any time more work is done on a piece than what is required by the customer.  This also includes using tools that are more precise, complex, or expensive than absolutely required.

Over-production

Overproduction occurs when more product is produced than is required at that time by your customers. One common practice that leads to this muda is the production of large batches, as often consumer needs change over the long times large batches require. Overproduction is considered the worst muda because it hides and/or generates all the others. Overproduction leads to excess inventory, which then requires the expenditure of resources on storage space and preservation, activities that do not benefit the customer.

Defects

Whenever defects occur, extra costs are incurred reworking the part, rescheduling production, etc.

The wastes are managed to improve overall customer value.

The goal of Lean then becomes the creation and maintenance of a project plan which runs effectively, day after day, week after week – effectively and efficiently.

Do the Right Things, then Do Things Right – without waste


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