Global MFG - Dec 4, 2019
Eliminating the Seven Deadly WastesBrian Neuwirth | Assembly Magazine
Eliminating the Seven Deadly Wastes
Waste, in lean terms, is any activity that does not add value to the product while costing a manufacturer money and resources. From active losses to missed opportunities, these wastes are so common in manufacturing operations that they are often overlooked.
The different types of waste can be identified by their symptoms, as defined by the late Taiichi Ohno, the chief engineer at Toyota who was the architect of the Toyota Production System.