Overproduction is one of the 8 major forms of waste. It occurs when parts, services or information are created in excess of the needed demand or when services, products or information are created/delivered in advance of the needed schedule.
Lean Six Sigma is a designation given to a continuous improvement focused organization which combines the two strategies Lean and Six Sigma.
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.
A primary metric or a primary process metric is used to measure process level performance. The metric is generally reported in a time series format showing the baseline or current state data, target or future state data and actual performance data. The primary metrics must be aligned and consistent with the problem statement the team defines and these types of metrics can be used to track progress towards your project goals and objectives as defined in the project charter. The primary metric will ultimately measure or determine your level of success as it pertains to your project.
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PDCA or plan-do-check-act is a four step method used in lean, quality improvements and other continuous improvement strategies.
A revision is a number, letter or other identifier that shows the current level of the part drawing. revision levels show the number of times a part or drawing has been changed.
Manufacturing is the process or series of interrelated steps by which a company produces by hand or by machine a product. Once the goods are complete they become a finished good. The manufacturing process can include:
The universal product code or UPC code for short Is a type of tracking code that is printed on almost all retail products, on the packaging. There are two main parts to a UPC code; the first is a machine readable barcode which you may recognize as a set of black bars that is unique to the item it identifies. The second part of the UPC code is the 12 digit number beneath the barcode. A UPC code serves many purposes but the main purpose is to make it easier for products to be identified along with their features, brand name, type of item, color, unique features and quite possibly the size. The UPC code can be helpful in tracking inventory in Retail Stores, grocery stores, warehouses or any other organization. Organizations can apply with the global standards organization which was previously known as the uniform code council. They manage and assign the universal product codes within the United States of America.
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