Tips for Identifying and Managing Waiting Lean Waste
We spend an unfortunate amount of time in our lives waiting. Some calculate this to be as much as 20% to 40% of our daily activities. Waiting at work, or at home, often amounts to nothing more than unproductive time, wasted time.
In the 8 wastes of lean, waiting waste can be attributed to inactivity or working slowly in a process, delays stemming from failure to complete a previous process or wasted time waiting for the next step in a process to begin.