LeanAcademy (Season 2)

The Lean Office & Administration Toolbox
Obeyaka / Lean Layout
Safety & Ergonomics

1. Overproduction

Overproduction in the office occurs when more time and resources are put into something that does not enrich the information content for further processing.

Examples for Over-Production in the Office

  • Data and information that are no longer required are collected, processed and distributed to large groups of people.
  • Too many copies of forms are created unnecessarily.
  • Too long and too many e-mails, which often still do not contain all the necessary information and are sent to too many people.
  • Multiple entries or checks of data, e.g. by media breaks.