• To introduce the concept of waste within
• To provide some examples of where/how
• To categorise waste.
• To raise awareness.
• To provoke discussion.
T – Transport – Moving people, products & information
I – Inventory – Storing parts, pieces, documentation ahead of requirements
M – Motion – Bending, turning, reaching, lifting
W – Waiting – For parts, information, instructions, equipment, materials
O – Over production – Making more than is IMMEDIATELY required
O – Over processing – Tighter tolerances or higher grade materials than are
necessary, over-testing, repeating actions unnecessarily
D – Defects – Rework, scrap, incorrect documentation
S – Skills – Under utilising capabilities OR delegating tasks with inadequate training
Back to work…….
• So knowing what you now know, how
do you see your workplace..
• What is good/bad/what fits into each
category of waste?
• Is your workspace
• Fit for purpose?
• Impacting on others?
• Take 5 minutes when you return to
• Be brave
• But above all….