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Lean 8 Wastes - In-house Course

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Lean 8 Wastes - In-house Course

The 7 Wastes is one of the cornerstones of Lean thinking due to its unambiguous focus on wasteful practices. Waste is costly for businesses, both in terms of time and resources, so the identification and removal of waste can have a hugely beneficial impact on profitability.

During this training course you will learn how we define waste, how to identify it in your place of work, and then how to remove it so that it doesn’t return. Traditionally there are 7 Wastes, as part of a Lean approach, but this has recently been increased to 8 Wastes to include employee talent.

You’ll see real-life examples of the 8 Wastes of Lean in business environments and will undertake exercises that will empower you to clearly see them in your own place of work.

Because the 8 Wastes are so general they can be, and regularly are, applied in any job, function or industry – many people even apply them at home!

This course is also offered online. 

Suitability - Who should attend?

Learning about the 7 Wastes can help you no matter what role you’re in, so this course really is for everyone. It provides a clear understanding of one of the cornerstones of Lean, giving you an insight into the benefits of continuous improvement.


There are no prerequisites for taking this training course.

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Learning Outcomes

Like many things in life, the 7 Wastes is a simple concept but applying it can completely transform a business. Understanding how you are being wasteful and redirecting those resources into more productive channels is vitally important – particularly in today’s turbulent economic climate.

After your training you will:

  • Understand the principles of Lean
  • Understand the 7/8 Wastes, how to identify them and eliminate them
  • Know the mnemonics TIMWOOD and DOWNTIME
  • Understand the saving potential of waste elimination
  • Appreciate waste and why it is vital to eliminate it

You’ll receive 2 internationally recognised CPD points upon completion of the 7/8 Wastes training.

Training Course Content

By learning the 7/8 Wastes, you’ll be able to increase productivity, increase output without increasing costs and improve staff satisfaction. By removing waste, customer satisfaction also improves as there are fewer defects, mistakes and delays.

This course covers:

  • The concept of Lean and how the 7 Wastes are associated with it
  • The 7 or 8 Wastes of Lean – known by the acronym DOWNTIME or TIMWOOD
  • How to energise staff to understand the benefits of removal of the 7 Wastes
  • How to identify and eliminate waste
  • What a waste walk is, and how to do one
  • The benefits of removing waste and the potential savings
  • How to identify the 7 or 8 Wastes in your own business

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100% Effective Ltd

100% Effective is an award-winning Business Improvement training provider, with decades of experience. The company considers itself a learning partner, not just a training provider, as it provides lifetime support for all students no matter which course they take. Certification...

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