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5S: Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu and Shitsuke

The 5S is the methodology of creation and maintaining well organized, clean, highly efficient and supreme quality workplace. Its result is the effective organization of the workspace, work flow with the intent of improving competence by eliminating waste, removal of losses associated with failures and breaks, reduced process inefficiencies and improved safety of work. 457 more words

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Muda, Muri and Mura

When you ask a number of people to explain Lean Manufacturing in one sentence, most of them will answer: “eliminate waste”. The reason is that eliminating waste or… 485 more words

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Heijunka

The one critical requirement for a TPS approach to be effective is that the production plan should be leveled both in quantity and in mix. This is indicated by the Japanese term Heijunka (平準化), which stands for “leveling” or “smoothing”. 504 more words

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Jidoka

The term Jidoka used in Toyota Production System can be defined as “Automation with a human touch”. It refers simply to the ability of humans or machines to detect an abnormal condition in materials, machines, or methods, and to prevent the abnormality from being passed on to the next process. 450 more words

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Ask “Why” Five Times: The Technique

The Five Why’s is a troubleshooting technique developed as a part of the move to Just-in-Time production at Toyota Motor Company in the early 1970’s. The approach uses a systematic questionnaire technique to search for root causes of a problem. 429 more words

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