7 Wastes of Lean Infographic

7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing Infographic

One of the foundations of lean manufacturing is to reduce waste.

In the early days of the Toyota Production System (TPS), which is where lean manufacturing originated, Toyota engineer Taiichi Ohno developed a list of seven wastes. You can download a free infographic at the bottom of this article that lists all of these wastes for you, and you might want to check out our online courses for lean manufacturing training.

Note that this infographic is about different kinds of wastes that lean experts refer to as muda, a Japanese word that basically means “waste.” In lean, you also sometimes hear about three different types of waste: muda, mura, and muri. See our Three Types of Waste in Lean (Muda, Mura & Muri) infographic for more about that.

In addition, you might want to check out some of our other articles related to lean manufacturing:

We hope the infographic below helps your organization identify and root out waste and start providing more value to your customers.

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Free Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing Infographic Download

Download this free infographic listing the seven wastes of lean manufacturing as originally devised by Taiichi Ohno of the Toyota Production System (TPS).

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Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto is an Instructional Designer and the Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Convergence Training. He's worked in training/learning & development for 25 years, in safety and safety training for more than 10, is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry OSHA 10 and 30, has completed a General Industry Safety and Health Specialist Certificate from the University of Washington/Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center and an Instructional Design certification from the Association of Talent Development (ATD), and is a member of the committee creating the upcoming ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 national standard on online environmental, health, and safety training. Jeff frequently writes for magazines related to safety, safety training, and training and frequently speaks at conferences on the same issues, including the Washington Governor's Safety and Health Conference, the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference, the Wisconsin Safety Conference, the MSHA Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference, and others.

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