A water spider/runner/mizusmashi is someone who transports materials quickly and efficiently from work area to work area. Typically the water spider will collect, deliver and log the flow of materials as they move from area to area. This person will also attempt to move as much non-value added work away from the primary member.
A countermeasure is a measure or action that is taken to counter or offset another one. In the context of Lean Six Sigma the countermeasure is an action that either a team or an individual takes to bring something back into conformance or compliance with the expected level of performance.
Seiton refers to the second S in the 5S System. Seiton can be translated as straighten/set in order. At this stage of the 5S System everything is is placed closest to the point of use. A common saying for Set-in-order is "a place for everything and everything in it's place."
Seiri is the first S in the 5S System, which refers to Sort. In this stage of a 5S participants separate what is needed from what is not needed and keep only what is necessary.
A lean six sigma champion is an individual with a firm understanding of the company's vision, mission and values. They help to deploy and support the success of an organizational strategy and projects associated with the strategy. Champions also assist in identifying resources, team leaders and in removing roadblocks. The champion is accountable for the results of projects and the recognition, definition and assignments which will help achieve a defined level of performance.
The icon shown above is used to visually display a truck shipment on a value stream map.
The icon shown above is used to visually display inventory on a value stream map. This symbol also represents places in a value stream where the flow of material/information is stopped (wait points).
The symbols shown above can be used to show the number of operators at a work center or in a process step on a value stream map.
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