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Operations And Supply Chain Management
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Operations And Supply Chain Management

Operations And Supply Chain Management

Book edition 14th
Author(s) F. Robert Jacobs
Pages 800 pages
ISBN 9780078024023

Short Answer

Anything that does not add value from the customer’s perspective.

Defective as well as useless resources are referred to as waste. Waste is defined as any material that is thrown after its primary use or is cheap, faulty, as well as useless.

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Waste

A waste item, as well as a substance, is no longer suitable for its original purpose. Whereas trash (i.e., air, dioxide, as well as decaying organic material) is used for nutrition or a reaction in ecological systems, end products from human efforts are frequently very resistant as well as take a lot of time to degrade.

Anything that does not add value from the customer’s perspective is waste

Waste is defined as anything that does not add value from the customer’s perspective. Examples of process wastes are defective products, overproduction, inventories, excess motion, processing steps, transportation, as well as waiting.

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