8 Wastes

8 Wastes

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Updated Jan 07, 2020

The 8 Wastes is one of the cornerstones of Lean thinking due to its unambiguous focus on wasteful practices. Waste is costly for businesses, both in terms of time and resources, so the identification and removal of waste can have a hugely beneficial impact on profitability. During this training course you will learn how we define waste, how to identify it in your place of work, and then how to remove it so that it doesn’t return. Traditionally there are 7 Wastes, as part of a Lean approach, but this has recently been increased to 8 Wastes to include employee talent.

Target Audience

Anyone with an interest in Lean or improving processes or projects.

Business Outcomes

Understanding what the 8 wastes are.