The histogram is a type of bar graph which is used to visually display the frequency or spread of data in a data set.
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.
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.
Outsourcing is the process of obtaining a good, service or information from an "outside" or foreign supplier. Outsourcing is used in place of "internal sourcing" and is not the same as "insourcing".
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.
Downtime is the period of time during which a piece of equipment or a machine is not functional or can not work.
The Affinity Diagram is a powerful tool to use during projects with team members. It is an analytical tool that teams can use to organize ideas into subgroups with a common theme or relationship. The affinity diagram can help you see correlation in large amounts of data/information.
Muri is the overburdening of operators or equipment. Muri often asks or sometimes requires either people or machines to work much harder and much longer than a regular or "appropriate" schedule would.
The waste of waiting is any person or persons awaiting products, information, data, machines or services.
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