Waste elimination and 7 IE tools

Why should waste be eliminated in production?

  • Producing many defective products causes great damage to the company.
  • Overproduction gives rise to excessive costs for warehousing, storage costs, manpower costs, equipment costs, etc
  • Storage excessive and for a long time causes businesses to not only sink into unproductive assets, but also lead to other costs such as warehous renting, product storage or expenses due to damage, etc
  • Errors in paperwork, providing false information about products, delayed delivery, manufacturing the incorrect specifications, excessive use of materials or generating unnecessary scrap, etc cause a lot of waste for the business
  • The business knows that there is a lot of waste in production, but the application of waste elimination tools still faces many difficulties.

The course “Waste elimination and 7 IE tools” will help businesses find out problems with improved opportunities to reduce ineffective activities in their own factories and companies.

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Name of the course: Waste elimination and 7 IE tools
Object: Employees, workers, interns
Training time: 2 – 3 days (designed as customer’s requirements)
Language: Vietnamese
Lecturers: Vietnamese
Forms of training: Inhouse or Public workshop
Training methods: Lecture presentation, discussion, and practice are organized in the classroom


  • Correctly identify 7 types of workplace waste
  • Apply each IE tool to reduce, eliminate 7 wastes.
  • Continuous improvement for a lean and highly productive workplace.
  • Build improvement systems throughout the organization.


Topic 1: Muri-Muda-Mura and 8 types of waste

  • What is Muri-Mura-Muda?
  • What are the 8 types of waste? (Definition, identification)
  • Practice 1: Identify situational waste

Topic 2: Workflow analysis

  • What is the San-Gen-Shugi methodology? (Genba ,Genbutsu & Genjitsu- Principle of three realities)
  • Determine the actual time of the stages in the production line, or of the working steps in the workflow
  • Create a flow chart of work and identify waste
  • Practice 2: Process chain analysis and situational waste identification

Topic 3: Table of standard work coordination

  • What is Tact time? What is cycle time?
  • What is chart of standard work coordination?
  • How to chart a standard work coordination and identifying waste
  • Practice 3: Chart a standard work coordination and identify situational waste

Topic 4: The analysis chart of SIMO coordinated manipulation

  • What is a SIMO chart?
  • How to make a SIMO chart
  • On-line work, off-line work, adjustment work
  • Practice 4: SIMO charting and waste identification

Topic 5: The analytical method of two-handed manipulation

  • What is the analysis of two-handed manipulation?
  • Analytical method of two-handed manipulation and waste identification
  • Practice 5: Analyzing two-handed manipulation, identifying waste

Topic 6: Analysis methods of Therbligs movements

  • What is Therblig Analysis?
  • 18 types of movements of Therblig analysis
  • Practice 6: Analyzing Therblig and identifying waste

Topic 7: Analysis of the transportation process, From-To

  • Analysis of the transportation process and what is From-To?
  • How to chart to analyse the transportation process
  • How to make a chart From – To
  • Practice 7: How to chart transportation process, from-to and identify waste

Topic 8: Solutions of waste elimination and minimization

  • ECRS solution (Eliminate – Combine – Reorder – Simplify)
  • The principle of economic manipulation
  • Karakuri method
  • The principle of the transportation process
  • Pokayoke
  • Practice 8: Determine the solutions of eliminating and minimizing situational waste

Course review, action plan and certification


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