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EFFICIENCY

ELIMINATING WASTE (MUDA)

Jeremy Kourdi

The idea

For decades, leading Japanese companies directed their cost management efforts toward muda (waste elimination). Western companies mirrored the success of this “Japanese Miracle” of the 1970s and 1980s. Concepts of just in time (JIT) and waste elimination meant that new terms, such as process analysis, process mapping, ...

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