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Out-of-Cycle Work

Tasks of operators in multioperator processes which require the operator to break the pace of work or leave the area.

Examples include retrieving parts from storage locations and moving finished items to downstream processes. These tasks should be removed from the operator’s standardized work and given to support staff such as material handlers and team leaders, who work outside of takt-time-based continuous flow.

From the Lean Lexicon 5th Edition
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