Six Sigma is a strategy that gives organizations a structured means to improve business processes and solve problems. The result of improved business processes leads to increased performance, reduced defects, reduced variation, improved use of capital and resources and more stable and consistent results/outputs.
Standard work is a detailed definition of the current agreed-upon steps needed for a person to complete one work cycle in the absolute best and most reliable method possible.
The STANDARDS Methodology is a simple 9 step process that can be used as a method for standardizing.
Strategy is defined as a plan or method chosen to bring about a desired future. Such as; the achievement of a goal, objective, countermeasure or solution to a problem. In other words strategy reveals how you will inspire or marshal all of your resources to come together in an efficient and effective manner while working towards a defined mission or goal.
Statistical process control is the application of statistical techniques to monitor and adjust a process so that the process can perform at its full potential.
Many processes depend heavily on standardization, which is the process of establishing, sharing, conforming and then improving standards. Lean Strategies International LLC's STANDARDS Methodology is a powerful process used in implementing and standardizing various opportunities.
A Standard is considered to be the best way or expectation of performing, building and producing a product, task, process or service. In short it is a rule or example of how to perform an activity correctly that establishes a clear expectation for those performing the activity.
Single minute exchange of die is a concept developed by Shigeo Shingo which seeks to perform all setup/changeover times under ten minutes (single minute).
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:
Seasonality is the characteristic of data that is predictable and more often than not can be seen in predictable and repetitive patterns. The patterns can occur: annually (or longer), monthly, weekly, daily, hourly, by the minute, second or less if you can measure it.
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