Control Phase

Visual Management

table of contents Visual Management and Workplace Organization: Streamlining Efficiency and Productivity What is Visual Management? Visual management is a foundational principle within the Toyota Production System (TPS). TPS is the manufacturing philosophy that has paved the way for Lean manufacturing practices. At its core, visual management is about making information and processes easily understandable […]

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Lean Production

table of contents Lean Production What is Lean Production? Lean production is a systematic approach that aims to improve processes and reduce waste. It is also known as Lean manufacturing or simply Lean. Lean originated from the Toyota Production System (TPS). Toyota developed Lean production in the 1950s. Worldwide, numerous other industries have adopted Lean.

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Just-in-Time (JIT)

table of contents An Introduction to Just-in-Time (JIT) Just-In-Time (JIT) is a production and inventory management philosophy. It aims to reduce waste, minimize inventory levels, and optimize production flow. The core idea of JIT is to manufacture and deliver the right quantity of products or services at the right time, precisely when they are needed,

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Monitoring and Sustaining Improvements

table of contents Monitoring and Sustaining Improvements Introduction The Control Phase focuses on ensuring monitoring and sustaining improvements achieved during the project are sustained over time. This phase involves monitoring processes, implementing control measures, and establishing mechanisms to prevent regression. Let’s delve into the details of monitoring and sustaining improvements in the Six Sigma Control

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Mistake-Proofing (Poka-Yoke)

table of contents Mistake-Proofing (Poka-Yoke) Methods: Preventing Errors with Simple Solutions What is Poka Yoke or Mistake Proofing? Mistake-Proofing (Poka-Yoke) is a quality management technique that prevents defects or errors from occurring in a process or product. The term “Poka Yoke” comes from the Japanese words “poka” (inadvertent mistake) and “yokeru” (to avoid). Poka Yoke

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Statistical Process Control

table of contents Statistical process control (SPC) techniques What is Statistical Process Control? Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a quality management and process improvement methodology. SPC is useful to monitor and control the quality and stability of a process. SPC primarily relies on statistical analysis techniques to identify and understand variation within a process. Therefore,

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Control Plan

table of contents Control Plan What is a Control Plan? A control plan is a comprehensive document that outlines the strategies and actions required to maintain the improvements made in the process. Thus, it serves as a roadmap for sustaining the gains achieved during the previous phases of the project. Additionally, the plan ensures that

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Control Charts

table of contents Statistical Analysis Tools in Six Sigma – Control Charts What are Control Charts? Imagine you are a Six Sigma practitioner aiming for optimal process performance. You understand the importance of maintaining consistent quality and preventing defects. You also know that ineffective quality control can lead to costly defects, customer dissatisfaction, and wasted

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