Category Archives for Lean

Six Sigma vs. Lean

What is the difference between Lean and Six Sigma? Lean and Six Sigma are two different frameworks that can be used to improve the effectiveness of a given process. Lean is focused on customer value and waste reduction, while Six Sigma focuses on variation reduction and statistical analysis.LeanSix SigmaFocus is on:Waste reductionVariation reductionLeads to:Cycle time […]

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Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Root Cause Analysis is used to analyze the root cause of a positive or negative event. The purpose is to take corrective actions to prevent the recurrence of a negative outcome or facilitate a positive outcome.What is the root cause?A cause, if corrected, will prevent the recurrence of a problem.It will also prevent the occurrence […]

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Total Productive Maintenance TPM

 Conventionally operator operates the machine, and maintenance maintains the machine. But the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is based on the idea that both operator and the maintenance are responsible for maintaining the machine. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is based on the idea that everyone in a facility should participate in the maintenance and continually improve Overall […]

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