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5S Autonomous Maintenance Foundation of TPM

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A program to reduce operational steps and improve the overall cleanliness of a work area making it safer and more productive. Step 1. Sort Removing from the workplace all items that are not needed for current production operations. Leaving only the bare essentials: Sort out what is really necessary

Kanban and Just-In-Time Manufacturing

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JIT manufacturing In the mid twentieth century, the United States assembled a considerable measure of extensive distribution centers. That is the reason for the vast majority of the twentieth century, you see the U.S. depending on substantial stock assembling. An auto organization could fabricate one thousand autos, and after

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