IQ and Muda: Information Quality Eliminates Waste [the broken link was removed] by Larry English
The article provides an explanation of each of these 9 types of muda and relates them to information quality:
- Muda of overproduction
- Muda of inventory
- Muda of repair/rejects
- Muda of motion
- Muda of processing
- Muda of transport
- Muda of waiting
- Muda of process failure caused by defective information
- Muda of wrong or suboptimized decisions caused by defective information
The first seven types are described by Masaaki Imai in his book Gemba Kaizen. We will examine each type of muda, why it is muda and how it wastes the other resources of the enterprise.
Does your information quality function address muda elimination for the muda caused by defective information processes and defective information? If not, should it?