Ideas for Six Sigma Projects – By Function and Industry

We have discussed the General Ideas and Ideas from Issues earlier. Here is another trigger for you to look into ideas for Six Sigma Projects by function. If you are new in the continual Improvement Journey, these various classifications help you project identification and selection. Classifying ideas for Six Sigma Projects by function will help you to ignite those who have less time to look at general issues. Few years Read More …

Identification of Six Sigma Projects – Idea Generation

We had some guidance on the six Sigma Projects. Now let us focus on identification of Six Sigma Projects. Six Sigma is accomplished one project at a time. Identification of Six Sigma Projects shall aim at breakthrough Improvements and not simple goals. The billion of dollars saved by companies around the world is the cumulative effect of properly selecting and defining business issues that can be assigned to Green Belts Read More …

What is Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a Lean tool, to visualize the various steps and their contribution to the overall process. Value When a product or service has been perceived or appraised to fulfill a need or desire–as defined by the customer–the product or service may be said to have value or worth. Components of value may include quality, utility, functionality, capacity, aesthetics, timeliness or availability, price, etc. Value Stream All the Read More …

What is Rapid Improvement Event (RIE)

Rapid Improvement Event (RIE) is a 4-5 day process utilizing a team based methodology to apply the lean tools for seeing waste and making immediate improvement. The focus in a Rapid Improvement event is to work on the set up time or the Changeover time. Set-up Time Work required to change over a machine or process from one item or operation to the next item or operation; can be divided into Read More …

What is Autonomation

Autonomation: Described as “intelligent automation” or “automation with a human touch.” If an abnormal situation arises the machine stops and the worker will stop the production line. Prevents the production of defective products, eliminates overproduction and focuses attention on understanding the problem and ensuring that it never recurs. Please share this on facebook. if you like this blog, like us on https://www.facebook.com/excellencementor

What is 5S and 6S

5S and 6S are the basic tools for organizing the workplace. They are the used for improving the work place culture. They are used organization of the workplace, the name comes from the six steps required to implement and the words (each starting with S) used to describe each step: sort, set in order, scrub, standardize, and sustain which are called as 5S and the Sixth S is added which is Read More …