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The 8 Deadly Wastes

“We must always keep in mind that the greatest waste

is the waste we don’t see.”

Shigeo Shingo


To start a Lean initiative in your organization, it is absolutely essential that all employees are able to recognize the eight types of waste (or "muda" in Japanese) that are all around them. The ability to identify waste is the first step towards their elimination.

You can use this highly visual presentation to run a half-day workshop or awareness session to educate employees on the concept of value and waste, the eight types of waste in manufacturing and office, and motivate them to adopt a positive attitude toward making improvement to their work areas and processes.


This presentation can easily be integrated with your own Lean training materials focusing on waste analysis, elimination and prevention techniques such as 5S principles, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, PDCA Problem Solving, etc. to create a comprehensive Lean training program. 

In addition, this presentation can also be uploaded onto your organization's intranet or e-learning system as part of your Lean communication and education deployment strategy. 



Learning Objectives 


  1. Understand the key concept of waste

  2. Learn to recognize the eight types of waste in your work areas and processes

  3. Adopt a positive attitude to waste elimination



1. What is Waste?

  • Introduction to the 8 Deadly Wastes

  • 5 Ways to Increase Production

  • Processing Methods Affect Cost

  • Work versus Waste

  • What is Value?

  • What is Value-added?

  • What is Waste?

  • Definition of Waste

  • How Does Waste Take Root?

  • Waste Take Root When We Accept Stopgap Improvement

  • Benefits of Identifying & Eliminating Waste

  • The 8 Types of Waste

2. The 8 Deadly Wastes in Manufacturing

  • Over-production

  • Inventory

  • Waiting

  • Transportation

  • Motion

  • Over-processing

  • Defects

  • Non-utilized Talent

3. The 8 Deadly Wastes in Office

  • Over-production

  • Inventory

  • Waiting

  • Transportation

  • Motion

  • Over-processing

  • Defects

  • Non-utilized Talent

4. The Attitude for Eliminating Waste

  • Adopting the Necessary Attitude

  • 10 Principles for Improvement (Masaaki Imai)

You may also be interested in the following Lean and Kaizen-related training presentations:

  1. Kaizen

  2. Kaizen Event Guide

  3. Office Kaizen

  4. Six Steps of Kaizen

  5. 5S Techniques

  6. 5S for the Office

  7. A3 Thinking

  8. PDCA Problem Solving

  9. Value Stream Mapping

  10. Lean Thinking

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