LeanAcademy (Season 2)

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

2. Inventory

Inventory in the office is when tasks accumulate and waiting to be completed.

Examples for Inventory in the Office

  • Collected data and corresponding files in crowded and unstructured network drives.
  • Traditional filing in file folders that has not been questioned for years.
  • Multiple storage of data or forms.
  • Unprocessed incoming orders due to the absence of the responsible person (vacation, illness).
  • Mail inquiries from customers waiting in the inbox unanswered.
  • Too much material in the workplace and stocks of office supplies.
  • Too many projects at the same time