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What is the best description of Waste in "Lean" terms?

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Robert Hazlewood

Robert Hazlewood

Here to relax my mind a bit

Robert Hazlewood
Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive, MBA, Louisville

Answered Jan 29, 2019

The correct answer to this question is C. Lean Thinking was first coined in 1996 in a book titled, Lean Thinking by James Womack and Daniel Jones. The authors studied Toyota in the early 1950s to come up with the concept and its tenants. In "lean" practices, waste is the use of any resource that does not add value to the customer.

This is considered waste because in lean terms, anything that is unnecessary is wasteful to the process. If there is waste, there is an opportunity to improve your system. One criticism of lean thinking is that it puts undue pressure on business and their employees.

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John Adney

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Answered Nov 30, 2017

Waste is the usage of any resource during the Process, which is not recognized by the Customer as adding value to the product or service they receive

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Answered Apr 12, 2017

Michael S.
3. Waste is the usage of any resource during the Process, which is not recognized by the Customer as adding value to the product or service they receive
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John Smith

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Answered Jan 23, 2017

Waste is the usage of any resource during the Process, which is not recognized by the Customer as adding value to the product or service they receive
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