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Re: The real definition
6. excess procesing
>I'm curious about the "seven forms of waste in the Toyota manufacturing
>system". Could you please elucidate?
>PRC Environmental Management, Inc.
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> To: email@example.com
>> Subject: RE: The real definition
>> Date: Monday, May 05, 1997 8:20 PM
>> Janet Clark,
>> I believe that the definition I proposed does indeed address worker
>> input materials. Workers are the first to be exposed to any form of
>> call them process losses). By reducing loss, you reduce the amount of
>> used. Cause and effect diagrams address material changes along with
>> change, method change and worker activities changes. Products will be
>> when there is take back legislation and the materials become a waste then
>> are returned. I think the use of the word waste is sometimes a problem.
>> real beauty of the Japanese definition of just-in-time is that it
>> seven forms of waste in the Toyota manufacturing system. As pollution
>> prevention practitioners we are only dealing with the physical form of
>> The problem is much bigger. We need to integrate our work into this
>> picture instead of isolating ourselves behing the myriad of terms that we
>> invented to make our work sound important.
>> Bob Pojasek
>> Cambridge Environmental Inc.
>> 58 Charles St.
>> Cambridge MA 02141
Timothy J. Greiner MBA, MCP
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