Methods for Measuring and Analyzing Waste
- September 20, 2018 at 7:23 am #56098
Within my Six Sigma project the following question should be answered:
What is the performance of the process in terms of waste types?
For the measure phase, I’m trying to create the Data Collection Plan.
Now I need some approach or literature that lists the different methods to identify and analyze the wastes.
For example, to measure the waste type “wait”, I will use work sampling or multi moment method.
Can someone give me a literature with at best a list, which assigns different methods to the wastes?
PeterSeptember 21, 2018 at 6:54 pm #203057
If you’re having to measure all of the potential wastes you haven’t identified a specific problem and you’re trying to boil the ocean. I’d recommend that you take a step back and do a value stream map, or time value map, of the process to identify where and what type of waste is occurring. Choose the most egregious waste point, write a specific problem statement, do your improvement project, remap the process and repeat. That’s continuous improvement.September 24, 2018 at 7:27 am #203058
I’d add in, simple time observations should identify waste in process steps, ie value add, non value add. Utilize that data at process level.September 24, 2018 at 9:12 am #203059
Peter I am all in with @Straydog. The only thing I would be concerned with at this point is standing at a point where I could see the process and document what I saw. I also would not pull any kind of report in advance to prejudice your observations. Those are 2 different things. What you see and what is reported.
It sounds like you are already looking for solutions and at this point you do not even have a problem definition. Charles Kettering, the famed inventor and head of research for GM, said “a problem well-stated is half-solved.”
Just my opinion
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