Waste Series

Explains two fundamentals of Waste: 1) The concept of Waste often being disguised as useful work. 2) The idea that if you understand the 7 deadly wastes as defined by Taiichi Ohno, you can quickly identify tasks within a process that are wasteful.



Discusses one form of Waste that is particularly aggravating: wasted time on a plane. Introduces and describes Muda, Muri, and Mura. Breaks down Muri in terms of Taiicho Ohno’s Seven Deadly Forms of Waste: Over Production, Waiting, Movement, Over Processing, Inventory, Motion, and Rework. Shows how Waste is manmade and does not exist in a balanced ecosystem. >>
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Places man—or “Mr. Mura” in this case—into a functioning ecosystem and watches the Waste grow. Presents a real-world example of Waste generated by the housing boom of the mid 2000s. >>
Waste