Waste Elimination in Practice
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A very important way to determine what is actually waste is to make sure workers know who their real customer is. They find themselves performing what they think are value-added tasks, yet when they meet with the customer and view it from their perspective, we find they do not see these tasks as valuable at all. Therefore, one must first understand how his customer is using his products, so he can adjust your production to meet their needs. Once worker start implementing a just-in-time system, they will begin eliminating waste all over their facility because it is simply no longer necessary. They used to require three workers for transporting packaged finished furniture and rearranging them on the loading dock based on the pick-up schedules of logistics companies, but currently this rearranging is being done in the packaging process within the production line. When assessing an area, pay attention to how many steps people are taking to travel to their destinations.