The 8 Wastes in Construction


Make more profit by doing less. The enemy of value is waste but knowing what is waste isn’t obvious if it’s everywhere. Discern value from waste by learning how value is created and what the “DOWNTIME” wastes are. You be able to then eliminate waste and teach others how to do the same by performing “Waste Walks”.

The 8 Wastes in Construction

What you'll learn

What you'll learn

How to define value from your customer’s perspective.


A deeper understanding that the enemy of value is waste. It’s a zero sum game.


How to see the Waste that is all around you and robbing you of value.


How to identify the 8 classic Wastes in construction.


How eliminating waste creates more value.


How to teach others to do the same by performing “Waste Walks”.


How to define value from your customer’s perspective.

A deeper understanding that the enemy of value is waste. It’s a zero sum game.

How to see the Waste that is all around you and robbing you of value.

How to identify the 8 classic Wastes in construction.

How eliminating waste creates more value.

How to teach others to do the same by performing “Waste Walks”.

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This course includes

0.7 hours on-demand video
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile
Certificate of Completion

Get “Field QuickStart Bundle” for $24.95!

Description

Description

What is value? That’s simple: Value is what the customer is willing to pay for. But here’s the problem: our industry is flooded with Waste. It’s everywhere we look: in our schedules, in our processes, in our contracts, in our daily activities. Construction Industry Institute says 57% of construction labor is wasted. No wonder many projects are late and over budget! Waste is like water to a fish – it’s all around us and we don’t see it. We cannot eliminate what we can’t see. This course helps you to see the Waste, to identify it among the classic 8 Wastes, easily remembered by the acronym D-O-W-N-T-I-M-E: Defects, Over-Processing, Waiting, Non-Utilized human talent, Transportation, Inventory, Motion and Extra Production.

Armed with that knowledge you will be able to find ways to eliminate Waste, starting with yourself and working outward to the entire project and organization. Everything you do all day long is either Value…or it is Waste. Teach others to see waste by going on Waste Walks. And learn that as you eliminate Waste, you open the way to Flow, which leads to greater freedom and higher value.

What is value? That’s simple: Value is what the customer is willing to pay for. But here’s the problem: our industry is flooded with Waste. It’s everywhere we look: in our schedules, in our processes, in our contracts, in our daily activities. Construction Industry Institute says 57% of construction labor is wasted. No wonder many projects are late and over budget! Waste is like water to a fish – it’s all around us and we don’t see it. We cannot eliminate what we can’t see. This course helps you to see the Waste, to identify it among the classic 8 Wastes, easily remembered by the acronym D-O-W-N-T-I-M-E: Defects, Over-Processing, Waiting, Non-Utilized human talent, Transportation, Inventory, Motion and Extra Production.
Armed with that knowledge you will be able to find ways to eliminate Waste, starting with yourself and working outward to the entire project and organization. Everything you do all day long is either Value…or it is Waste. Teach others to see waste by going on Waste Walks. And learn that as you eliminate Waste, you open the way to Flow, which leads to greater freedom and higher value.
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Contents and Overview

Contents and Overview

This course includes 12 short 3-5 minute videos with Action Plans and optional Quizzes. Through visual instruction, coupled with ideas for putting your learning into action, you’ll easily learn to clarify what the customer defines as value. And how to spot waste all around you. You’ll learn how to remove waste to create flow and reduce the time it takes to accomplish your work.


Optional quizzes help you test your knowledge: Basic and Advanced.


Complete the course and receive your frameable Certificate.


This course includes 12 short 3-5 minute videos with Action Plans and optional Quizzes. Through visual instruction, coupled with ideas for putting your learning into action, you’ll easily learn to clarify what the customer defines as value. And how to spot waste all around you. You’ll learn how to remove waste to create flow and reduce the time it takes to accomplish your work.

Optional quizzes help you test your knowledge: Basic and Advanced.

Complete the course and receive your frameable Certificate.

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“Field QuickStart Bundle” This Course plus Course 4 “5S – Getting to a Stable State” for $24.95

Immediate results: watch the videos, go to the field or office and implement 5S and Waste Walks

5S – Getting to a Stable State

Use 5S correctly to Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain the work you perform daily. It’s the foundation of a “stable state” on which Lean implementation is built. Whether in the shop, the truck, the jobsite, the gang box, your office, your desk or your purse or wallet, this simple method will eliminate wasted time and motion and clear your mind.


“Field QuickStart Bundle” This Course plus Course 4 “5S – Getting to a Stable State” for $24.95
Immediate results: watch the videos, go to the field or office and implement 5S and Waste Walks


5S – Getting to a Stable State
Use 5S correctly to Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain the work you perform daily. It’s the foundation of a “stable state” on which Lean implementation is built. Whether in the shop, the truck, the jobsite, the gang box, your office, your desk or your purse or wallet, this simple method will eliminate wasted time and motion and clear your mind.


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$19.95

$19.95

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This course includes

0.7 hours on-demand video
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile
Certificate of Completion

Get “Field QuickStart Bundle” for $24.95!