The origins of MUDA, OPTIMUM or seven wastes were from the Toyota engineer Taiichi Ohno who, in Toyoto Production System – Productivity Press 1988, described what he felt were the key wastes, that occurred in manufacturing. The original titles used by Ohno were the waste of; overproduction, inventory, waiting, motion, transportation, defects and processing but hopefully using OPTIMUM may make the seven titles a little more memorable.
OPTIMUM – The Seven Wastes (Muda)
OPTIMUM or MUDA can be defined as;
These seven wastes were initially intended to be applied to the manufacturing environment but then more recent additions (see below) has made the approach suitable to any organisation, including service.
Much more practical details regarding MUDA and OPITMUM is provided in Vorley & Tickles book Quality Management (Tools & Techniques).
To enable delegates to:
Quality, Engineers, Software, Food & Drug, etc. professionals who wish to remove waste and non-value added activities from their process.
OPTIMUM and MUDA course is broken down into:
Together with presenting practice examples of OPTIMUM and MUDA
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