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What is the Difference between Muda, Mura and Muri?

Although the names may sound similar, Muda, Mura and Muri are three very different, but equally important factors in maintaining a safe and efficient manufacturing facility. When analyzed together, the 3M's can be considered the three enemies of an efficient work place.

Muda

Muda can be simply defined as uselessness, or, more simply, waste. As if three M's wasn’t enough, Muda can be broken down into eight different types.

  • Defects – Time and effort spend...
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Published On: Jan 27, 2017 9:20:18 AM
Meredith Orbacz

The Importance of Record Keeping for Manufacturing Engineers

Modern manufacturing wouldn’t be possible without manufacturing engineers. While production workers have a strong understanding of the equipment they use on a daily basis, the manufacturing engineers must have a complete, top to bottom understanding of every piece of equipment in a facility, and how all of the parts work together to create one cohesive unit. In many ways, manufacturing engineers are the hub that holds a modern production facility together...

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Published On: Jan 16, 2017 9:38:12 AM
Meredith Orbacz
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