Strength-based Lean Six Sigma

The seven signs of value!

One of the most common Lean Thinking tools is the “Waste Walk”. Here, participants in an improvement workshop (often called a Kaizen event) are asked to follow a process as it is executed (or follow it on a process map) and identify all sources of waste. Waste is broadly defined as any activity that adds costs or complexity and not value to the products or services that the company offers to its customers. The search for waste in processes follows the seven types of waste as defined in Lean Thinking: Continue reading