Tag: Improvement

The Eight Wastes

What is Waste? Waste is anything within a process that is not absolutely required to complete the process. Actions within a process can be split into multiple categories, Value Added and Non-Value Added actions. Within Non-Value added actions, there will exist necessary and unnecessary waste. Necessary Waste: E.G. work that must be done to meet

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SIPOC / COPIS Process Mapping

SIPOC is an acronym representing Supplier, Input, Process, Output, Customer and is an effective means of generating a high level process map for the purpose of documenting a process. Also commonly written as COPIS, which puts the customer first and enforces a deeper focus on the customer’s needs over the organization’s process. When to Use

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