Process maps have been a critical part of improvement efforts for decades. Shingo-style process maps are one of the least-used but most valuable improvement tools.
A combination of source inspection and mistake-proofing devices is the only method to get you to zero defects.
Written by the industrial engineer who developed SMED (single-minute exchange of die) for Toyota, A Revolution in Manufacturing provides a full overview of this powerful just in time production tool.
Hiroyuki Hirano’s five pillars of the visual workplace: sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain are the most fundamental and often overlooked aspects in continuous improvement initiatives. Together, these concepts form the framework of the 5S System, a set of principles whose simplicity often betrays its powerful impact on the workplace.
By: Sarah Carleton
The content of The Lean Six Sigma Tools Memory Jogger is aligned with the ASQ Six Sigma Body of Knowledge, LSS 6001 Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt Training International Standard and the IASSC (International Association for Six Sigma Certification) for which GOAL/QPC is designated as an Accredited Curriculum Provider.
For almost twenty years, The Memory Jogger has been helping organizations improve their daily procedures, systems, quality, costs, and yields. With more than five million copies sold worldwide, this proven on-the-job reference tool is perfect for providing your teams with practical instructions on basic quality tools and examples of problem-solving techniques.
By: Sheila Shaffie
With the integration of Lean and Six Sigma, businesses have a potent tool in the never-ending drive to deliver top-quality service and products. But you don’t need to be a Black Belt to build quality and efficiency into all areas of your operation; you just need The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Lean Six Sigma.
Keeping Score ensures that you look at the right metrics. The author contends that metrics must focus on the past, present, and future and be based on the needs of the customers, shareholders, and employees.
A critical yet often overlooked area in the visual workplace is the concept of continuous improvement. In this important work, JIT expert Hiroyuki Hirano introduces his 5S System: Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.
Value Stream Mapping for Healthcare - Simple Steps, Examples, and a Practical Case Study Kindle Edition