This month during our Morning Meeting Learning Time we focused primarily on learning the various aspects of the Waste of Overproduction. Overproduction is the worst of the eight different wastes because it causes many of the other wastes and it also obscures the need for improvement. It is defined as making products in too great a quantity before they are actually needed. This usually leads to excessive inventory, whether it's work in process or finished goods. One symptom of Overproduction is seeing large batch sizes being processed and we definitely have seen this on a regular basis, as door orders move through our plant. This month, the Routing Team began implementing a maximum amount of orders/parts that are placed on each cart after they are routed. Making our batch size smaller on each cart has definitely improved the overall flow of orders, as well as making it much easier to keep our flow in the correct order. Pretty awesome results! Check out more information on the Waste of Overproduction by clicking here.