Waste of time


Scrap components are an obvious form of waste, the pioneering thinker Taiichi Ohno of Toyota Motor Co. identified 7 forms of wasted time, effort or materials all of which lead to inefficiency in the production process. They are:

  1. over-production
  2. idle time
  3. transport time
  4. process waste
  5. inventory
  6. operator motion
  7. sub-standard quality


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