Hi, guys. Welcome to Quick hits. Eight Wastes. I'm Catherine MacGyver, and today we're gonna be doing an overview of the eight Wastes.
So you've heard me mention waste throughout the course so far, and you know that ideologically, one of the goals for Lien is waste reduction. So in order to really understand what waste reduction is Taichi Ono, when he was developing the Toyota production system came up with three
major classifications of waste.
He came up with Muta, which is waste on where we're going to spend the next eight modules or so Mary, which is unevenness. So when we talk about level loading and demand, if you have area times that have peak demand in times that have lows,
there's a waste in resource is because you're always going to have to staff
able to handle your peak demand. So there's quite a bit of work around this idea of theories of constraints and level loading in your process demands
goes back to your attack time we talked about in standard work. The last one is Mary, which is an over burden. What this is is when you are overworked or your process is overtaxed. Um, you see a decrease in quality in a decrease in customer satisfaction across the board.
So this idea that we have
more work than we can handle is really a form of waste in and of itself. It's part of the reason why you want to look at lean six Sigma Tau, help decrease some of those non value out activities, then be able to focus on what's important
when we're talking about the eighth deadly waists. Um, you're get down is gonna be the acronym down time. This is going to remind you that the eight waste our defects, overproduction, waiting, non utilized talent, transportation, inventory motion and extra processing.
there is an ideological split among lean six Sigma practitioners. As far as how many waste there are.
There are the idea of the seven waste seven deadly ways, and they use the acronym Warm Pit, which stands for waiting overproduction, rework motion
over processing or processing inventory and transportation. I prefer the eight deadly ways, so we're gonna focus on downtime throughout this course, and when we get to the additional waste, I'll go into detail as faras what it is and why there's some controversy around it
When we're talking about
waste. Shigeo Shingo, If you guys remember a little bit from the history lesson early on one of the key people and developing lean six Sigma as it is today, his quote was the most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we don't check. Recognize. So the purpose of
learning the eight waist. Now, when we're talking about integrating into
your own organization, we talk a lot about employee empowerment. We've talked about quick hits and just do it. As you become more able to identify the waste in your organization, you will be in a position to decrease those wastes, either actively in the process
or passively through your own
kaizen or your own culture of continuous improvement.
Remember when were talking about the waist. There are those three eyed three original types. The focus of Yellow Belt is going to be on Buddha on, and that's where we're going to spend the bulk of our next good chunk of time. Um, when you are thinking as a lean six sigma person,
being able to identify waste is the single most important skill you can have.
If you don't know how to resolve it if you don't know how to measure it. None of these are important if you don't see it the first time. So there, as we go through the different types of waste in detail, I will tell you about what they look like, what can cause them.
But remember, if you take nothing away, look for the waste in your own life in your own processes.
All right, guys, next module we're gonna hit on defects, so I'll see you there.