seven wastes

seven (7) wastes

part of the Toyota production system. The 7 Wastes are: waste from producing defects, waste in transportation, waste from inventory, waste from overproduction, waste from waiting time, waste in processing and waste of motion. See JUST-IN-TIME (JIT) SYSTEM, LEAN MANUFACTURING.
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