A changeover is the work required to change a specific machine, resource, work center or line from making the last good piece of an item to making the first good piece of another item. That means that if the first good piece after the changeover is not good the changeover is not complete.
A checklist is a tool that can be used to ensure that you have everything required to set up and run your next operation. It may also be used to ensure that important steps or actions have been taken that are important for an operation. A checklist is different than a checksheet. A checklist is used to show completion of a particular activity.
The cause and effect diagram, fishbone diagram or Ishikawa diagram is a tool used to discover possible causes of an effect.
A certificate of compliance is a certification that is provided by a supplier which certifies that the supplies or the services supplied meet the required specifications. In other words, a certificate of compliance certifies that an individual or company has met the required set of conditions for a product or service.
The check sheet is a structured data-recording tool. This generic tool is designed by users to facilitate, organize and track their interpretation of results. The check sheet is one of the seven basic quality tools.
The core values of an organization are the principles, fundamental beliefs and ethical guideposts that serve as guidelines for the organizations behaviors.
The fishbone diagram is a structured analysis tool used to organize potential causes associated with a specific effect.
Continuous improvement is the act of making incremental and regular improvements, which is often referred to as kaizen. These improvements are not the same as breakthrough innovations (kaikaku) or radical changes. When we look at the definition of continuous we learn that the act is performed without "interruption". The term improvement means that something is made better than it was previously. Therefore continuous improvement is the act of making things "better" without any interruption.
A constraint is any factor or element such as cost, schedule and scope that prevents a system from performing at the highest level possible in relation to its objective. There are many types of constraints that prohibit performance. Continuous Improvement strategies such as: Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints are effective ways to reduce or remove constraints.
1. Cost/ Resources
2. Schedule/ Time
3. Scope/ Quality
5. Policy or Procedure
A cell, cellular layout or work cell is a close arrangement or setup of people, machines or workstations. The purpose of a cellular layout is to fulfill a processing sequence while simultaneously reducing wait times, transportation and other forms of muda. In addition to removing various forms of waste cells are very effective add promoting and facilitating effective flow. Cells can be in many different shapes and attempt to spread work evenly amongst the resources.
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