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The 3Rs are the basis for reducing waste and process optimization. Reduce means using fewer inputs including raw materials and energy so that the pressure on [Read More]

5S or good housekeeping involves the principle of waste elimination through workplace organization. 5S was derived from the Japanese words seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. [Read More]

Waste does not add any value to a product or service. Toyota engineer Taiichi Ohno came up with seven categories of waste (called muda in Japanese): [Read More]

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