Subtle Shifts in the 7 Wastes of Lean

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Gemba Research – Blog

A new article from the excellent blog at Gemba Research's web site, talking about the Toyota 7 (8? 9? 10?) Wastes. I've heard some people at my company talk about an 8th waste, not fully utilizing people's talents. Either way, it's easier to show people a list of types of waste than it is to teach them to truly see that waste (and act to change it).


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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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