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What do the letters in the acronym downtime refer to lean methodology?

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William Cain on May 13, 2018

The acronym DOWNTIME in reference to the LEAN methodology means Defects, Overproduction, Waiting, Non-utilized Resources of Talent, Transportation, Inventory, excess Movement of the wastes and Excess processing. The IDLE time is a way to easily remember the 8 wastes of manufacturing. It is one of the many acronyms to relate the 7 or 8 wastes in LEAN methodology.


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