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Introduction to the 8 Wastes
Introduction to the 8 Wastes:
Explanation of the 8 Wastes and their significance in Lean Six Sigma.
The impact of waste on processes, efficiency, and quality.
The 8 Wastes Framework
Introducing the "DOWNTIME" acronym:
Describing each waste and its characteristics.
Identifying and Recognizing Wastes:
How to spot each waste in different processes and environments.
Practical examples and case studies illustrating the 8 Wastes.
Hands-On Waste Identification Exercise:
Participants work in groups to identify and categorize wastes in a provided process or scenario.
Discussing findings and insights.
Root Causes of Wastes:
Exploring the underlying causes of each waste.
Using tools like the 5 Whys to dig deeper into waste root causes.
Strategies for Eliminating Wastes:
Strategies and Lean Six Sigma tools for waste reduction and elimination.
Implementing continuous improvement initiatives to eliminate wastes.
Sharing case studies and real-world examples of successful waste reduction projects.
Measuring the Impact of Waste Reduction:
How to quantify and measure the benefits of waste reduction.
Key performance indicators (KPIs) for tracking improvements.
Riaan is a dynamic leader, coach, facilitator, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of hands-on experience driving business results. Riaan is highly skilled and has worked across diverse industries internationally. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Riaan started in the major breweries and bakeries in South Africa and was so dedicated to his work that he was often known to take his work home with him.