One of the most important components of standard work is understanding what the cycle time of a process is. Cycle time is sometimes referred to as standard cycle time. Cycle time is the amount of time it takes to complete an individual operation or task from start to finish. In other words, the amount of time required to process one part. This includes processing time on a machine, any manual work that may be required, waiting, inspection, walking and any other activities involved in processing the one part.
Red tags are a visual tool that is used during the sorting phase of a 5S initiative. In the sorting phase of 5S, items are either gotten rid of, kept or placed in a red tag auction area.
A problem statement describes what, where, how big and when the problem occurs. The statement is intended to be very clear and concise, focusing only on the issue or opportunity that was initially discovered.
The degree or process by which a multinational organization standardizes, integrates or combines activities around the world so that they use the same methods, no matter where the activity or method is being performed.
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