One of our work principal is putting the “5 MUDA” within our work. We have laminated notices which we put at all of our sites for subcontractors to see and also as a reminder of ourselves
The 5 MUDA, also know as 5 types of wastes on site, are:
1. WAITING (Delays)
Waiting on materials, delayed order, wait for another subcontractor
2. DEFECTS (rework)
Cause from rush work or not fully skilled, or misunderstanding. Rework wastes a lot of money and also trust from clients.
3. MOTION (people and equipment)
excess people movement- often over a long distance, includes looking for materials and tools
Movements between processes include picking up tools too many times from the car
5. 2nd DISASTER
Damage floor, wall. create extra work for others.
Think about whether you are doing valued work or creating unpaid work?
We are all learning from project to project therefore with these principals kept in mind and on site we educate ourselves and the subcontractors to improve altogether.
Thanks for reading