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Waste - definitions

Waste - Any activity that consumes resources and produces no added value to the product or service a customer receives. Also known as muda.

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Source: American Society for Quality,31 October 2010 09:06:43 , External

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Waste - Waste in a process is any activity that does not result in moving the process closer to the final output or adding value to the final output.

The main wastes are seven (7W):

   W1 - Overproduction;
   W2 - Iventory;
   W3 - Waiting;
   W4 - Transportation;
   W5 - Motion;
   W6 - Process (useless steps in a process);
   W7 - Defects.

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Source: iSixSigma, 04 March 2011 08:03:05, External

Waste - any activity that absorbs resources & creates no value.

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Source: The Quality Portal, 30 April 2011 08:16:57, External 

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