Gemba Glossary: 7 Wastes

In this edition of the Gemba Glossary we focus on the 7 Wastes. Click where it says “240p” to select a higher definition version of the video if you’d prefer.

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  1. R>M.RRRRRParkhiR

    June 22, 2011 - 1:04 am

    We used Hoshin Kanri at the tractor division of Mahindra and Mahindra, India. The results were much beyond the expectation. It has proved to be one of the most effective top down communication system. We could align the policy of the president to the last level of supervision in an effective way within a span of two years.

  2. Becky Enochs

    June 28, 2011 - 7:02 am

    This is the best summary of the 7W’s I have ever seen! Thank you so much for sharing it. I trust using this for internal training is OK, right? We are about to purchase a Gemba Academy membership as well.

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