Are you ready for a quick and simple lesson on the seven types of waste in lean manufacturing? The first is the time wasted repairing is a defective item. Then, there is processing waste of unnecessary add-ons and motion of people during production. Inventory is considered a waste because it needs to be stored, which goes along with the fifth waste of overproduction. Unnecessary transportation is the sixth waste and time spent waiting is the seventh! One of the ways recommended to reduce these wastes is by committing to continuous improvement. There are always ways you can do better! James Kemper said, "From analyzing the business process to reviewing the most efficient points, as one of the principles of lean manufacturing, this changes how the business is handled from the very foundations."