This may take many forms from typically including producing
too much documentation from quotations, requisitions,
purchase orders. Overproduction can be characterized as
producing too much of “a product” from one process step to
another - with the recipient process not requiring as much
as was provided.
Typically characterized by over complex logistics routes and
distance between warehouses and end users.
High lead times can be a significant problem within supply chains
- causing customer dissatisfaction and work stop in
production environments - reducing lead times can result in
both financial and efficiency benefits.
Too much inventory is a common problem for organizations
-ensuring that the right level of stock is available to meet
requirements is a common supply chain task however overstocking
does not utilize company cash effectively and requires
additional overhead to resource.
Ensuring supply chain processes are optimized for the
business environment can often be overlooked, poor planning
of organizational layouts can be frustrating for the
employees and dramatically reduce efficiency for example
ensuring put away locations in warehouse environments are
conveniently located, ensuring that workspaces are designed
with ergonomics in mind.