Hi, guys. Welcome to quick hits motion. I'm Catherine MacGyver, and today you're going to have the ability to identify the waste of motion.
So when we're looking at our downtime acronym, you are in the home stretch. We're looking at the M. We just have one more to go before you guys are finished with the eighth deadly wastes.
So when we're talking about the waste of motion, the technical definition is waste caused by excess movement, Whether by machines or employees. Well, the practical application is really it's about employees. So when we start thinking about the waste of motion, we think about what are the things that I have to do to do my job? And if I have to get up and walk around,
having to new thus the waste of motion. It is important to call out that this is different than transportation, because transportation is about moving stuff around. So inventory materials, components, eso, things that are required to do the process. The waste of motion is about moving
the activities around. So if you think back to our
process, which is inputs, activities and outputs, transportation is gonna be on your inputs or arguably your outputs, which could be inputs into the next process. Motion is gonna be about your activities
the way that I kept this straight when I was doing my downtime Flash cards. Because this is the eighth. Deadly wastes are extremely important not only in building that culture of continuous improvement that case N, but also as we get into
current and future state process mapping. You're going to want to keep these in the forefront of your mind because they help form what your future state is.
But I digress. So when I was learning the downtime acronym, the way that I kept them straight in my mind is transportation was about things, and motion was about me.
So as I did, my my walk through the process is to make sure that I understand it. If me physically was having to move to complete a process, this was the waste of motion.
If I had to move stuff to complete the process, this was the waste of transportation.
They are very similar and frequently go hand in hand so much like inventory and overproduction, which are considered paired. Waste motion and transportation are also paired waste. So when you see one, you frequently see the other one as well. So when we talk about the motion waste, um,
poor officer workspace design. So this is where
everything that I need to do my job isn't necessarily in a good place for me to do it, So I have to pause and move to a different position to get things done. This can even be as small as
rotating my chair or mouse clicks. There have been some motion studies around mouse clicks, keyboard strokes, especially if you're looking for process improvement in the information sector or in I t work,
isolated or siloed functional areas. So this is going to be departmental to departmental inter relationships. So if you think about very large organizations that have multiple buildings, I'm having to go from one building to another. Building causes this waste of motion.
It's not quite as common as it used to be because we're shifting
more to tell the work of videoconferencing, those sorts of things, so delay or decreasing that. But it is still a factor, especially in very large organizations. Um, shared tools or resource is so the one that always comes to mind, of course, is the printer where we have to get up and walk to the printer to get our print outs.
But the one that I actually resonates more for me is conference rooms. Um,
I don't know about your guys offices, but every office that I've worked in the conference rooms are not in a convenient place. So it's a matter of stopping what I'm doing, packaging all my stuff of going to the conference room, getting ready to do my meeting and then
reverse packaging all my stuff of going back to my workspace. So when we talk about shared resource is it's stuff like that that you have. This waste of motion again can be minimized, especially a lot. With videoconferencing, a zit becomes more prevalent. We're seeing the waste of motion decreased more.
the waste of motion can be resolved in a couple of different ways. So when we talk about for office design or asylum functional areas, we talk about rearranging workspace layout. There's actually this entire discipline called cellular floor plans that uses the lean Six Sigma principles to help people design their floor plans.
It was actually a component of the very first project that I did.
I was really, really exciting. We redid the layout of the manufacturing floor and rearranged where everything was. So There was a continuous flow of from one station to the next station to the next without having to jump or move around. So it was really It was a really cool project.
So learn on because we got to do a spaghetti diagram, which is a tool you'll learn about in Greenbow
that looks specifically for motion. Waste five s is another really big factor in decreasing your waste of motion. And what five s is is it's two modules down. We're going to do extra processing and then we'll do five us. But five us is one of the tools that is used for organization and work space
design. So when we talk about five s ing a workspace, what we're talking about is the things that I use on an everyday basis are closest to me. The things that I used once a month are further away. So
if you use something more frequently, having to go and get it all the time is that waste of motion which is where some of the complimentary between five us
and the eight waist show up.
When we talk about the waste of motion, I think that I mentioned that it is the subject of classical time motion studies. So we talked a little bit about mouse clicks. How long does it take to do something? There is, um, there's a tool future on
on the spaghetti diagram that's really plots out with where all of the things move around to the steps.
Some of the time studies actually will measure. How long does it take? And this interval between steps in the process that require movement also contributes to simply fatigue and burn out. So when you think about
as you have to do crazy stuff and you have to get up and you have to walk to your conference room and you walk back, it is a contributing factor to that. Um,
when I think about the waste of motion, I try to always make sure that I'm being mindful and looking for the pair. So if motion is happening, are we also wasting transportation by having to move the raw materials? The inputs for the process is because, like I said, they're generally paired and they work together.
Um, that is the waste of motion. And our next module up is going to be the last of the eight ways
we're going to talk about extra processing.