Application of 7 Wastes

Application of 7 Wastes


Waste elimination is one of the most effective ways to increase the profitability in Lean application. The 7 wastes originated in Japan, where waste is known as ‘Muda’. ‘The 7 Wastes’ is a tool to further categorize “Muda” and was originally developed as the core of the Toyota Production System.

To eliminate waste, it is important to understand exactly what waste is and where it exists. While products significantly differ between factories, the typical wastes found in manufacturing environments are quite similar. For each waste, there is a strategy to reduce or eliminate its effect on a company, thereby improving overall performance and quality.

What is the target?

  • To identify the 7 types of wastes in Lean
  • To understand how to eliminate different types of wastes

Who should attend?

  • First and second level team leaders and managers
  • Quality and process improvement professionals
  • Those who are interested to become Lean Six Sigma professionals

Teaching Methodology

Interactive workshop and lecture


Certificate of Successful Completion will be awarded to students who have achieved attendance criteria.


  • Registered Professionals: HK$750
  • Six Sigma Community Buddies /Members of SSI Partners: HK$800
  • Others: HK$850

Language: Cantonese (supplemented with English)

Venue: Unit 1627, 16/F, Star House, No. 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon


Time Slot 1: 17 Nov 2018 (Sat) Course Code: A7W-18NOV17A
Time Slot 2: 9 Mar 2019 (Sat) Course Code: A7W-19MAR09A
Time Slot 3: 13 Jul 2019 (Sat) Course Code: A7W-19JUL13A

CPD Credit: 3.5 credits

Time: 9:30am to 1:00pm (3.5 hours per day)

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