7 types of waste have to be discovered and eliminated in daily operation. Here you will learn about the 7 types of waste. For each of the 7 types of waste, you will receive information on the corresponding lean tools to reduce waste.
The on-site inspection at Gemba is ideal for discovery. Only by inspecting the site can you see what is really happening. It is not possible to record the types of waste in the conference room, at the green table. Local PDCA action is always necessary to reduce waste.
Ultimately, it is important to increase value-adding activities in the organization and to reduce non-value-adding activities. Activities that do not add value are referred to as Muda.