Wasted Motion does not happen at one time - it's 20 seconds here and 10 seconds there, making it difficult to identify. Not only is waste hard to identify but also very costly over a year in dollars and productivity.
MotionMeter by Newcastle Systems is a free user-friendly warehouse and shop floor productivity tracking tool that enables you to quickly perform time studies by capturing the time of core processes within your business. It can help you identify which task of your business process is NECESSARY (Value Add) or WASTE (non-Value Add).
It's also an ideal tool to capture data of specific tasks instead of performing a full-scale process time study.
From there, a comprehensive overview will outline how much the wasted motion is costing your business and how much you could save annually if that motion is eliminated.
A PDF Savings Summary can also be exported and emailed directly to you and others.