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The eight deadly wastes: Does everyone recognize them every day?


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Come share your experiences and learn from the experiences of others by sharing best practices, what worked for you, what didn’t and what challenges you are facing.


“Fix what bugs you” is a phrase coined by Paul Akers, the author of "2 Second Lean." Traditional lean thinkers use value stream mapping as a means to recognize waste, which is an extremely effective way to maximize flow. But do the everyday value adders recognize waste, and are they empowered to stop and eliminate it? How do you engage your whole workforce in "waste policing?" Share your experiences and learn from others about the effective ways to recognize the eight deadly wastes and fix what bugs you.