Type: Solution / Tool
The 7 wastes originated in Japan, where waste is known as “MUDA“. “The seven wastes” is a tool to further categorize “muda” and was originally developed by Toyota's Chief Engineer Taiichi Ohno as the core of the Toyota Production System, also known as Lean Manufacturing. The 7 wastes are at the root of all unprofitable activity within the organization.
The 7 wastes consist of:
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