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Applying lean manufacturing to warehouse operations

Graham Immerman
January 16, 2019

The eight wastes of lean manufacturing can be beneficial when applied to warehouse settings. Bastian Solutions posted examples of each one! Their examples of transportation waste are, "Having fast-moving SKUs located near the back of a facility, conveyors that wind around unnecessarily through a building, interfacility product moves to balance inventory, distance travelled to reach customer demand locations." Do you have multiple unnecessary labels? That could fall under overprocessing. Click the link to see if you are making any of these "wasteful" mistakes in your warehouses!

The 8 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing Applied to Warehouse OperationsSource: http://www.bastiansolutions.com

Value-added components are defined as the expenses or efforts that directly lead to products or services for which a customer is willing to pay.Non-value-added components are all of the expenses or efforts that a customer would not be willing to pay for as a step in a process.Read More

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