From a Business Improvement perspective, and for your bottom line, over production produces more problems than it can ever cure. You may feel it ensures you meet customer deadlines and counters any quality rejects. What you are actually doing is ignoring the problems.
Over production can often be the cause of quality issues, it can lead to extra handling and movement, it can slow down production lines and logistics operations. In fact, over production can be the worst of all operational wastes as it directly contributes to all the others.
Overcoming the issues that give rise to the need to overproduce is core to reducing one of the most impacting costs in any operation as well as delivering better utilisation of many natural resources and services.
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