Muda is the lean word that means "waste" Anything we do that does not add value to the process, product, or service is considered waste which is a barrier to operating efficiently to achieve peak performance. There are eight (8) major types of waste to identify and eliminate within your company. The most simple way to remember the (8) major types of waste is the acronym Downtime. Listed below is an outline of these (8) major types of waste
How to find the Muda? I challenge you to "Go and See" by going to the floor and relearning the business. Study each step of the process. Watch hands & eye movement. Watch how the work is done. At the completion of this process, you should be able to answer the question, "Where is the Muda?"