Manufacturers in the past often measured productivity by the volume of product that went out the door. Today, productivity is typically gauged by waste and practices that eliminate waste.
During a PAA, three types of waste are considered: defects, transportation and waiting, and motion. All are primary elements in lean manufacturing.
Defects are any imperfections that require a product to be reworked or discarded. Fingerprints on glass, lint in a… Continue