7 Wastes in Preventive Maintenance: Transportation (Part 3 of 8)

February 8, 2016



How efficient is your preventive maintenance program?  The reality is that the typical preventive maintenance program achieves a staggeringly low 25-30% efficiency in labor hours.  Where do the other hours go?

Predictive Service utilizes techniques based on Lean principles to identify waste in the PM work process. Over the next few weeks, this blog series will identify each type of waste to target for elimination to achieve efficiency in the PM process.


Movement of product that does not add value.


In our last post, we exposed you to the 1st of the 7 Wastes, Over-Production, which can also have a multiplier effect on all of the other wastes. Transportation is the second of the 7 Wastes.


Any time a product is moved, there is a risk of the product being damaged, lost, unavailable for further p