Sources of Waste: Overprocessing

Sources of Waste: Overprocessing

Sources of Waste: Overprocessing Overprocessing is one of the seven sources of waste considered in lean manufacturing or Muda (無駄), the latter a Japanese word meaning “wastefulness; uselessness”. Overprocessing could be defined as adding more value to a product than...
Sources of Waste: Inventory

Sources of Waste: Inventory

Sources of Waste: Inventory Waste caused by unnecessary inventory should be eliminated for two main reasons. The first and most obvious to any operations manager is that holding unnecessary inventory locks up money in materials and parts, which has direct and indirect...
Sources of Waste: Motion

Sources of Waste: Motion

Sources of Waste: Motion This blog is one of a series of 7 blogs that discuss sources of waste. This here blog will be devoted to motion as a source of waste which, in addition to the negative impacts on the performance of the company, is closely associated with...
Sources of Waste: Defects

Sources of Waste: Defects

Sources of Waste: Defects The goal of any continuous improvement action is generally to tackle one or more sources of waste which are commonly known as Muda (無駄), a Japanese word meaning “wastefulness; uselessness”. In the literature, we can find several sets of...
Guards: Changes of Standard ISO 13857-2019

Guards: Changes of Standard ISO 13857-2019

Guards: Changes of Standard ISO 13857-2019 Standard ISO 13857 on safety distances preventing lower and upper limbs from reaching hazardous areas, together with standard ISO 14120 concerning the general requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable...