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  1. Educate your employees to recognize waste in their work areas and processes.
  2. Combine this presentation with your own Lean training materials to create a comprehensive training program.
  3. This is a collection of specific examples of the eight waste of Lean from seven industry types.


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

Included in this presentation is a collection of specific examples of the eight waste of Lean from seven industries. They include: Manufacturing, Product Development, Healthcare, Financial Services, IT Services, Government (Public Sector) and Office (Administrative Functions).

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.

NOTE: This training package includes:
1. The 8 Deadly Waste training presentation (PowerPoint format)
2. Eight Wastes of Lean poster (PDF format, in color and monochrome, printable in A3 size)


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 Waste (organized by industries)
Non-utilized Talent

3. The Attitude for Eliminating Waste
Adopting the Necessary Attitude
10 Principles for Improvement (Masaaki Imai)

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Initial upload date (first version): Feb 2, 2018
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