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8 Wastes of Lean Construction Part 3: Waiting

Posted by NEHP on Jun 19, 2018 12:32:30 PM

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.

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Topics: 8 wastes of lean, lean time management