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6 Elements of Process Excellence

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First let’s review “what” is Process Excellence, or first three elements of the process: Customer Value Stream (CVS) processes that run flawlessly from one end to another; delivering value to the customer when they want to where they wanted to how they wanted with little or no waste. Root

Loss Trees and Loss Deployment

What are Loss Trees? In general, Loss Trees are simply a listing of the losses (inefficiencies) which may exist in a factory production process. Loss Deployment is a cascade process that looks initially at the overall factory losses than increasingly at a more detail level down to a packing

DMAIC – Measure – Stakeholder Analysis

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Definition of Stakeholder Any individual or group who can either influence or might be affected by the project. Their support is key to the success of the project. Some examples of key stakeholders: Customers Operations Management Hourly and staff Suppliers and end users Regulatory Body Stakeholder can offer both

Process Capability Analysis

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Defect per unit or DPU, is the average number of defects observed in a population sample. Calculated by dividing the total number of observed defects by the total number of units in the sample: DPU=(Total number of defects)/(Total units) Defects per opportunity (opportunity must be a real number, so it


Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control is a formal problem-solving process, and a major tool of Lean Six Sigma, based on formula Y= f(X), metric that measures the problem. Define First step is to identify a problem. Lean six sigma approach is to utilize Y=f(X), function defines one variable in terms of another. The statement “y

Six Sigma

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What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is a breakthrough strategy, which focuses on helping organisations produce products and services better, faster and cheaper by improving the capability of processes to efficiently meet customer requirements. It identifies and eliminates costs, which add no value to customers. Unlike simple cost cutting