Things People Search For
This page is intended to provide some useful information based on recurring search engine terms that bring people to this site.
A bit of trivia: As of today, the terms “ shingijutsu” “heijunka” and “visual control” account for about 35% of the Google searches that get clicked through to this site.
Muda, Muri, Mura
These are three Japanese words which translate, in the TPS context, more or less to:
Muri: “Overburden” or “Unreasonableness” – in short, asking someone to do something which he should not have to do, or which cannot be done.
Mura: “Inconsistency” or “Unevenness” – wildly varying the workload, introducing instability into the process (usually from external factors).