FREE INFOGRAPHIC: Muda, Mura & Muri: Three Types of Waste from Lean Manufacturing

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Lean manufacturing practitioners often talk about three different kinds of waste: muda, mura, and muri.

This can get a little confusing, because lean experts ALSO talk about seven or eight kind of wastes, but when they’re talking about that, they’re talking about seven or eight different types of muda (muda is a Japanese word that means something like futility, uselessness, or wastefulness). Please see our The 7 Types of Waste in Lean Infographic for more about the different types of muda.

But when people in lean talk about different types of waste other than muda, they are talk about mura and muri. Admittedly a bit confusing, yes, but are you with us now?

If so, we invite you to check out and then download our free 3 Types of Waste (Muda, Mura, and Muri) Infographic below for your workplace continuous improvement efforts.

Enjoy the free infographic below, check out our Continuous Improvement at Work article for more related information, and contact us if you have any questions.

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Free ‘Three Types of Waste in Lean (Muda, Mura, and Muri)’ Infographic

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Jeff Dalto, Senior Learning & Performance Improvement Manager
Jeff is a learning designer and performance improvement specialist with more than 20 years in learning and development, 15+ of which have been spent working in manufacturing, industrial, and architecture, engineering & construction training. Jeff has worked side-by-side with more than 50 companies as they implemented online training. Jeff is an advocate for using evidence-based training practices and is currently completing a Masters degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University. He writes the Vector Solutions | Convergence Training blog and invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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