Storage at the basic definitions of this concept, used in industrial engineering, said that storage occurs when an object or group of them are retained and protected against movements or unauthorized uses. In the context of the processes of the intelligent enterprise system, conceived by Anibal Basurto Amparano i, the storage is located between activities that represent waste, because they only add cost and delay. It reads as follows: storage (programmed delay): this activity is also part of the process, and occurs when the product, information or service happens to be stored. This period is a delay, but programmed; It may be a programmed delay of parts, materials or resources. You obviously don’t add value, it is a waste in the process. This is one of the six types of activities that make up any process: operation, transportation, inspection, delay, storage and re-teaming; only the activities of operation add value directly. An operational activity advances the process, representing work.

The other five types of activity: transport, inspection, delay, storage and rework, represent waste, only add costs and delays; and if they are removed or reduced, nothing happens, does not affect the value of the performance; in financial terms, really rises. In the intelligent enterprise system, we seek to make the process better, faster and less costly; so to begin with, the first step is to: identify the various types of activities that make up the process of the company, to not make efforts in vain, as they are the trying to better what you should delete and trying to delete what really should be improved. Functional illiterate functional illiteracy, in its basic concept, refers to incompetence in the basic functions such as reading, writing and mathematics; and various types of illiteracy, as the cultural, technological, social, cybernetic, among others have been also exhibited.