Creating something new i.e., an idea, device or processing method; Invention.

Comments: Identified by ThroughPut Solutions as the “8th Waste” in “Ohno’s 7 Wastes of Manufacturing,” we recognize that the potential for innovation available in every workforce is largely not realized.

We further assert that “Un-tapped Human Potential” to include innovation and inventiveness in all their forms, represents the single greatest losses or “wastes” experienced in manufacturing today.