HOW-TO GUIDE: Waste walk

A waste walk is an opportunity for operations leaders and teams to uncover hidden wastes and identify improvement opportunities that drive bottom-line results.

Benefits of a waste walk include the following:

  • Identifying and eliminating non-value-adding activities
  • Leadership commitment, a key success factor in any continuous improvement initiative
  • Engaged employees – workers are involved in the process of identifying and removing waste
  • Mutual understanding between leaders and teams for what is working and where the challenges are


Download the how-to guide Waste walk and get:
  • Detailed descriptions of the 5 loss categories and how to recognise them
  • Detailed descriptions of the 7 wastes of lean manufacturing and how to recognise them
  • Detailed descriptions of environment, health and safety concerns and how to recognise them
Manufacturing worker and leader discussing the process on the shopfloor

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