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  1. Provides a framework for discovering waste in your processes so that you can make a plan to eliminate them as a way to mitigate the effects of a global recession driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Gain knowledge on how to discover waste systematically.
  3. Provides guidelines on the various approaches to discover waste in your processes.


The current global recession driven by COVID-19 has literally brought sales to a halt for many businesses. Compounded by high labour and material costs and unsold inventory, it is difficult to sustain your businesses without dramatic cost reductions. Before cutting salaries and laying off staff, now is the right time to seriously take a hard look at how you can quickly and systematically discover waste in your business processes and eliminate them so as to sustain a positive cash flow.

This presentation teaches you how to discover waste. Waste are all around us, and they include all those extraneous and counterproductive assumptions, attitudes, activities, materials, machines, operations and processes. This presentation can be used to educate your management and staff on the four models that can be used to systematically discover waste on the shopfloor. To be able to discover waste is the first step towards its elimination. This training material can also be used to supplement your Lean Manufacturing, Gemba Walk, Kaizen, 5S and TPM training materials.


1. Discover waste in your work environment
2. Learn how to remove waste
3. Learn how to prevent waste


1. What is Waste?
What is Value?
What is Value-added?
What is Waste?
How Does Waste Take Root?
Waste Take Root When We Accept Stopgap Improvement
Benefits of Identifying & Eliminating Waste

2. The Classification of Waste
The Three MUs
The 5M + Q + S
The Flow of Goods
The Eight Types of Waste (Manufacturing)
The Eight Types of Waste (Service/Office)

3. How to Discover Waste
Three Approaches to Discover Waste
Using the Back Door
Bringing Latent Waste to the Surface
Analyzing Current Conditions
Value Stream Mapping
Value-added Flow Chart
Flow Analysis Chart

4. How to Remove Waste
Adopt the Necessary Attitude
Remove Waste in the Movement of Goods
Remove Waste in the Actions of People
Remove Waste in the Way People, Goods and Machines Are Combined

5. How to Prevent Waste
Visual Controls
Auditory Controls
5W + 1H

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Initial upload date (first version): Mar 29, 2014
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