8 Wastes

Extra Processing

One of the 8 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing is Extra Processing. When you identify and eliminate this hidden form of waste, you effectively free up key personnel and allow them to focus on the analysis of the big data streams flowing into a central point from all areas of the business. [...]

Newsletter: The 8 Wastes

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Inventory Hides Waste

The stack of inventory, that resides in processes between Raw Materials and Finished Goods, is a major part of hidden waste in a factory. It is often seen as a "root of evil" in the world of lean manufacturing and hinders the effectiveness of continuous improvement if it is not addressed. [...]

The 8 Wastes of Lean

When people hear lean manufacturing , they immediately think of waste reduction through the elimination of the eight wastes often referred to as Muda. Muda was primarily derived from the Toyota Production System and is part of three Japanese “Mu” words: Muda (Waste), Mura (unevenness), and Muri (overburden) Each of [...]