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Why Motion is Not Work

The most astonishing result of my “Worst Waste Survey” (on the sidebar) so far is that out of 47 votes exactly 0 (zero) votes are for motion waste. This is an interesting contrast to a quote from Taichi Ohno in

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Micro-Sport (Exercise)

From the Lean perspective, sport is ambivalent: On the one hand, it can be fun and improve your health, thus adding value. On the other hand, you can view it as motion for the sake of motion, which could be

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7+1 Reasons Why a Bicycle Vacation is Lean

Did you ever consider a bicycle vacation? Heare are eight reasons why you should consider a bicycle vacation: Less Waiting Waste: You most probably won’t stand in a traffic jam and you don’t sit around in train stations or airports.

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What is Transportation Waste?

When I commute I carry a large backpack with me: Laptop, power adapter, tablet, food for the day, letters, pens, two mobile phones, notes, sometimes a book or two. You name it, it is in there; we are talking about

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How to Reduce Task Switching (Motion Waste)

In an earlier post I discussed, that task switching is a kind of motion waste. You could look for the other methods to reduce this kind of waste, but I suggest to chose different approaches in this post.

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