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Many processes depend heavily on standardization. Which is simply the process of establishing, sharing, conforming and improving standards.
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 video above is from Lean Strategies International LLC's Quick Changeover with REDUCE Course.
A setup 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. This includes the preparation and adjustments that are performed until the first good piece is processed.
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.
A standard is a rule, example or guideline of how to perform an activity correctly. Standards should be the best known way of performing, building or producing a product, task, process or service. All standards should set clear expectations.
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:
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