The 7 Wastes of Lean

The 7 Wastes of Lean course provides the fundamental knowledge to use in your waste elimination efforts. This is essential for your Lean journey.

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Course Overview

The elimination of waste in all its forms is essential to your Lean and Kaizen journey. The 7 Wastes of Lean course provides the fundamental knowledge to use in your waste elimination efforts.

All of the 7 Wastes are outlined with examples and ideas for eliminating them from your workplace. Learn how you can remove unnecessary motion to remove strain from your work efforts, reduce inventory, cutout extra processing, and more.

Why take this course?

Understanding the effects of the 7 wastes, and how to avoid them is one of the most important elements of a Lean organization. This course will get you started.

What am I going to learn?

  • The definition of each of the 7 waste categories
  • How to recognize and avoid defects
  • How to recognize and avoid wasteful inventory
  • How to recognize and avoid excessive processing
  • How to recognize and avoid of waiting
  • How recognize and minimize the waste of motion
  • How to recognize and avoid the waste of transportation
  • How to recognize and avoid overproduction; the worst waste of all

Who is the intended audience?

Anyone with an interest in Lean methodologies

What are the prerequisites?

This is an introductory course.

What am I going to receive?

  • Videos that explain the 7 waste categories identified by Lean
  • PDF transcripts for your review
  • A list of the terms used in the videos and their definitions
  • Power Point presentations to support your learning
  • Images from the videos to use as you wish
  • A badge awarded upon successful completion of the course

Course Curriculum

An Overview of the 7 Wastes00:00
The Waste of Defects00:00
The Waste of Inventory00:00
The Waste of Processing00:00
The Waste of Waiting00:00
The Waste of Motion00:00
The Waste of Transportation00:00
The Waste of Overproduction00:00
Quiz – The 7 Wastes of Lean00:15

Course Reviews

  1. Avatar of Jon Rowling Jon says:

    Nice, concise overview.
    This course gives a nice, clear and concise view of the 7 wastes. The real-world examples are very good and reinforce the true meaning of each waste well.

  2. Avatar of Earl Barthel Earl says:

    Straight forward
    Good explanations and descriptions. Straight forward in explanations. Could put more inflection in voice; slightly monotone.

  3. Avatar of Jerrod Davis Jerrod says:

    Great delivery, relevant examples
    Philip delivers this course in a clear, easy to understand manner. The wastes are well defined and relevant examples are given from various industries.

  4. Avatar of Peter Tardiff Peter says:

    The 7 Waste of Lean
    Good course!

  5. Avatar of Robert Stapp, CSSBB, CLP Robert says:

    Excellent Training Facilitator
    Philip does an excellent job of breaking down each lean waste, with various industry examples. I recommend this training for those just beginning their lean journey.

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