FREE INFOGRAPHIC: Muda, Mura & Muri: Three Types of Waste from Lean Manufacturing

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Lean manufacturing practitioners often talk about three different kinds of waste: muda, mura, and muri.

This can get a little confusing, because lean experts ALSO talk about seven or eight kind of wastes, but when they’re talking about that, they’re talking about seven or eight different types of muda (muda is a Japanese word that means something like futility, uselessness, or wastefulness). Please see our The 7 Types of Waste in Lean Infographic for more about the different types of muda.

But when people in lean talk about different types of waste other than muda, they are talk about mura and muri. Admittedly a bit confusing, yes, but are you with us now?

If so, we invite you to check out and then download our free 3 Types of Waste (Muda, Mura, and Muri) Infographic below for your workplace continuous improvement efforts.

Enjoy the free infographic below, check out our Continuous Improvement at Work article for more related information, and contact us if you have any questions.

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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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