PDCA or plan-do-check-act is a four step method used in lean, quality improvements and other continuous improvement strategies.
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.
Design for Environment or DFE as it is often referred to as, is a design method which considers the safety, sustainability, health and environmental aspects of a service or a product in the initial phases of development and design.
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Zero Quality Control is an method/approach for achieving zero defects in an organization. Zero gives reference to the objective of ZQC which is to produce products/services with zero defects.
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.
The cause and effect diagram, fishbone diagram or Ishikawa diagram is a tool used to discover possible causes of an effect.
The reduce methodology is a more detailed method of performing quick changeover or setup improvements. REDUCE is based on the SMED System which was created by Shigeo Shingo.
A huddle is an action by a team to strategize, support and motivate one another towards accomplishing or aligning objectives and goals. Huddles are typically held before an activity takes place. Huddles can be held in any area or department of an organization, they do not need specific rooms just a format to conduct the huddle. The main difference between a huddle and a meeting is both how it is conducted and the amount of time the huddle takes compared to a meeting. Huddles can be performed in under 7 minutes.
Group technology is a philosophy used in manufacturing that groups similar parts together as a part or product family. There are two major tasks in implementing group technology:
Design for six sigma is a method or approach used in designing products and processes which attempts to create and provide products and processes that adhere or comply with six sigma quality or approximately 3.4 defects per million opportunities.
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