Transport waste is all about the handling of materials, goods, and products: Customers are not willing to pay you for transporting materials from step to step in the process.

Examples:

  • Forklifts bringing parts from the warehouse to the production line
  • Bringing tools from one line to another
  • Shipping parts from distant suppliers

Practitioner’s Tip: A Spaghetti Diagram is a great and easy-to-use tool for identifying Transport and Motion Waste in a process.

Learn more about this topic in our Value & Waste Online Course (Demo currently not available for Internet Explorer).