The Seven Deadly Wastes

The US is producing more than $3,300,000,000,000 (read: three point three trillion) in manufactured goods. Making things efficiently is not easy, however, and the average manufacturing operation is only 40-60% efficient. The rest is waste that turns into lost time, reduced quality and lost money. This website is providing you with the knowledge and tools to identify and remove what are known as “The Seven Deadly Wastes” in your operation by combining elements of lean thinking, digitization and automation using RM Studio.

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