The 8 forms of waste are also referred to as the 8 forms of muda. A Lean strategy attempts to remove any and all forms of waste from business processes.
The waste of motion or movement is any motion or movement by people and or machines that does not add or create value.
The 8'th form of waste was identified and added to the other 7 forms of waste by Dr. Jim Womack in the book Lean Thinking. It is the underutilization of skills. Lean Strategies International LLC also recognizes that like people we sometimes do not use our machines, software and systems full capabilities either and this is also waste.
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