Efficient manufacturers are obsessed with maximising flow. These 7 rules by Toyota can optimize your growth.

Manufacturing powerhouses like Toyota focus relentlessly on improving throughput. Any business process can be analysed using “Toyota’s 7 forms of waste” to help determine where improvements should be made.

1. Defects
2. Overproduction of things not demanded by actual customers

3. Inventories awaiting further processing or consumption

4. Unnecessary over-processing (for example, relying on inspections rather than designing the process to eliminate problems)

5. Unnecessary motion of employees
6. Unnecessary product transport and handling

7. Pending delivery from an upstream process, machine completion, completion of a supporting function, or the return of an interrupted worker.


Source: medium.com

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