Category Archives: Learn Manufacturing

Lean – An Overview

Agenda What is Lean History of Lean Principles of Lean Key Benefits of Implementing Lean Why Lean before Six Sigma What is Lean? Lean is a principle of eliminating waste (muda) and reducing non-value added activities. Waste is anything unnecessary for the process. Non-value adding activity is any activity the customer is not willing to… Read More »

Overview of Continuous Improvement

Agenda Continual Improvement Process Continuous versus Continual Improvement Kaizen Continual Improvement Process Continual improvement process or CIP is a steady effort made to improve existing processes, products, or services. Delivery processes are evaluated against efficiency, effectiveness, and flexibility. William Edwards Deming quotes, “CIP is a part of the system, where feedback from the process and… Read More »

Lean Six Sigma Project Charter

Project Leader   Deployment Champion   Start Date   Target Completion Date     Element Description Team Charter   1.   Project Scope: Describe the project scope     2.   Process: The process that will be targeted by this project.     3.   Objective: What improvement is targeted and what will be the impact on critical… Read More »

How dose Lean tools help

Lean Tool What is it? How does it help? 5S Sort (Eliminate not needed), Set in Order (Organize needed items), Shine (Clean the work area), Standardize (Write Standards) and Sustain (Regularly apply standards) Helps in eliminating waste resulting from a poorly organized work area. Often is considered the simplest Lean tool, and should be implemented… Read More »

Lean Six Sigma Glossary

Sample Sign test: It is the simplest of all the non-parametric tests that can be used instead of a one sample t test. Affinity chart: An affinity diagram is a tool for organizing large quantities of information from many people. It is often used with Brainstorming and other creative thinking activities. It sorts a large… Read More »

Glossary of LSSYB & LSSGB Acronyms

5S: Seiri (Sort), Seiton (Stabilize), Seiketsu (Standardize), Seiso (Shine), Shitsuke (Sustain) AHP: Analytic Hierarchy Process ANOVA: Analysis of Variance COQ: Cost of Quality CTQ: Critical to Quality CuSum: Cumulative Sum DFMEA: Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis DFSS: Design for Six Sigma DMAIC: Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control DOE: Design of Experiments DPMO: Defects per Million Opportunity DPU: Defect per… Read More »

Lean Management Maturity Matrix

Agenda √ Overview √ Assessment Process √ Assessment Criteria √ Lean Maturity Levels √ Summary Overview √ Need for maturity matrix is to determine the extent of transformation to adopt Lean √ Lean principles √ Minimize or eliminate waste √ Lean transformation is moving from an old way of thinking to Lean thinking Assessment Process… Read More »

Methodologies That Complement Lean Management

Agenda √ Theory of Constraints √ Quick Response Manufacturing √ Factory Physics √ Six Sigma Theory of Constraints √ Overview √ Definition √ Weakest link in the process √ Constraints Equipment People Policy √ The five focusing steps for continuous improvements 1.Identify the constraint 2.Decide how to exploit the constraint 3.Synchronize everything else to the… Read More »

Lean Management – Lean Metrics

Agenda √ Overview √ OEE √ FPY, RTY √ Days in Inventory √ Schedule Adherence, Attainment √ Lean Accounting √ Summary Overview √ Overview √ Manufacturing growth √ Measurements challenges √ Lean metrics √ Lean implementation effectiveness OEE √ Overview √ Two top-level metrics OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) TEEP (Total Effective Equipment Performance) √ Four… Read More »

Lean Management in Office

Agenda √ Background √ Lean in Office √ Summary Background √ Overview √ Objective Lean in Office 5S in Office Types of Waste in Office   5S in Office Types of Waste in Office Waste Type Examples Defects Data entry errors Pricing errors Lost file or records Incorrect information on a report or document Overproduction… Read More »