Balance in terms of lean six sigma refers to the even distribution of work elements throughout an organization. A state of balance would be an organization that levels distribution of "hands" performing work and keeps equal or level working times amongst the different types of operations found within the organization.
See also: Heijunka
The seven management and planning tools are often referred to as the seven new tools. This set of tools was developed, tested and used by the Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE). The seven new tools are:
The longitudinal scope refers to the “length” of a projects process. The most common method of defining the longitudinal scope is from “starting point to ending point.”
The output is the result of a process being applied to an input. It can be in the form of energy, work, goods, services or activities. The output is the result whether desired or undesired the output is simply the result of a process or function being applied to the input. Y=F(X) + ε, the Y is the output.
Waste can be defined as any activity that does not add value to the product or service in the eyes of your customer. This often includes activities that do not transform the product or service in any way, shape or form and all products or activities that are not performed correctly the first time through.
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