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School of Lean

Seven Deadly Wastes

Before we start talk­ing waste, let’s back up for a moment and look at the big-pic­ture.
Gen­er­al­ly speak­ing, the work that we do falls into one of three buckets:

  1. Val­ue-Added Work 
  2. Non-Val­ue-Added Work 
  3. Waste

Often, orga­ni­za­tions look toward the val­ue stream to make improve­ments by attempt­ing to reduce lead times or boost work­er pro­duc­tiv­i­ty. And while those are impor­tant parts of dri­ving con­tin­u­ous improve­ment, there’s more oppor­tu­ni­ty in tak­ing on waste.

In Gem­ba Academy’s 7 Wastes train­ing course, you’ll learn about all sev­en wastes and what makes them so dead­ly to your organization.

What You’ll Learn in This 7 Wastes of Lean Course

This three-part 7 wastes train­ing course series will:

  • Explain each of the Sev­en Dead­ly Wastes, what caus­es them, and the dam­age they can cause if left unchecked. 
  • Show you how to iden­ti­fy waste by stand­ing in an Ohno Cir­cle. Lean expert Jen­nifer Scott breaks down the eight-step process.
  • How to elim­i­nate each type of waste using Lean tools like 5S and Kanban. 
  • Expert Ron Pereira explains what a spaghet­ti dia­gram is and how it can be used to ana­lyze any process involv­ing the move­ment of raw mate­ri­als, fin­ished goods, or people.
  • In the sec­ond course series, you’ll exam­ine waste in the health­care indus­try, a sec­tor where inef­fi­cien­cies and mis­takes are a mat­ter of life or death. Ron pass­es the mic to author and con­sul­tant, Mark Gra­ban, who will explain each of the eight wastes in the health­care space, using sto­ries from real com­pa­nies to high­light their impact.
  • In the third por­tion of this series, you’ll hear from Jeff Kaas, pres­i­dent of Kaas Tai­lored. You’ll watch Jeff as he presents the sev­en wastes to a group tour­ing his facil­i­ty to learn more about Kaas Tai­lored’s Lean initiatives.

Benefits of Gemba Academy 7 Deadly Wastes Online Training

After com­plet­ing this 7 Dead­ly Wastes online train­ing course, par­tic­i­pants will have an under­stand­ing of the 7 Wastes and how to iden­ti­fy and elim­i­nate them. 

No mat­ter where you begin your Lean jour­ney, all Gem­ba Acad­e­my sub­scribers receive the fol­low­ing benefits.

  • On-demand learn­ing.

    Access to 1,500+ School of Lean and Six Sig­ma video train­ing lessons, and the Gem­ba Acad­e­my Live! vir­tu­al tours, where you’ll get an inside look at oth­er com­pa­nies’ Lean transformations.

  • Expert Guid­ance

    All Gem­ba Acad­e­my mod­ules are cre­at­ed by Con­tin­u­ous Improve­ment Prac­ti­tion­ers who learned how to make con­cise, high­ly engag­ing train­ing videos. Train­ing is based on real-world expe­ri­ence work­ing with a wide range of com­pa­nies from all over the world.

  • Flex­i­ble Licensing

    Sub­scrip­tions are offered on a per-site basis, which means on-demand access to all Gem­ba Acad­e­my con­tent for an unlim­it­ed num­ber of users at one loca­tion. We also offer cus­tom plans for mul­ti-loca­tion enter­pris­es based on your organization’s goals, geo­graph­ic dis­tri­b­u­tion, size, and more.