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My journey in continual improvement

The sunny August 2004, the period when i had to move out of operations after having called as dead wood for speaking sense. Things were unclear and i had to compare myself with a tired soldier walking through slippery snow. 720 more words

6 unexpected ways Six Sigma can benefit your company

Six Sigma is a management methodology which allows companies to use data to eliminate defects in any process. For a process to have achieved Six Sigma, a process must not produce a defect – that is anything outside of customer specifications – more often than 3.4 times per million opportunities.  762 more words

Quality Assurance

40 Days to Operational Excellence Day 9: Consequences of not following your procedures

In day 8 I shared a quick exercise on following directions,  By the feedback I received there were plenty of failures.

Today I will give some bullet points on what happens if we don’t follow procedures or if we follow them just 99% of the time. 162 more words

Factory Physics for Managers for Discussion

We propose a science of operations with concepts that anyone can use to reduce inventory, cut costs, improve customer service and cash flow, and make operations management easier… 185 more words

Value-added Flow Chart

The value-added flow chart is a mechanism to improve cycle times and productivity by visually separating value-adding from non-value-adding activities. The process is very straightforward, as outlined below: 334 more words

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Lean or 6 Sigma (or Lean Six Sigma)? Ultimately, it's a pointless debate!

There’s an interesting discussion over on one of the Process Improvement Groups at LinkedIn prompted by someone posing the question: “6 Sigma first, or Lean?”. 299 more words