Despite its simplicity, this method of analysis is considered as the ‘ABC’ of any business strategy.
The Statistical Process Control is a quality control technique that was born almost a century ago through the hands-on research of Walter A. Shewhart, physicist and engineer at the time employed by the company Western Electric.
One of the main lean activities to introduce in our daily work is the Gemba walk through, an attitude to know more about the place of action, where the work is carried out.
The concept of capability refers to the width of the Gauss’ Bell that characterizes it. In a capacity study, the width of the normal distribution obtained (what we call the Process Voice) is compared with the limits of tolerances (the Voice of the Client).
The activity that adds value in an assembly line is the assembly by itself so, a critical point is not to stop the line.
A criterion shared unanimously by the experts in Quality Management is that most improvement projects can be carried out successfully using very simple data collection and analysis tools that are available to everyone.
This question has many possible answers and sometimes it is difficult to make things clear in order to answer, but I will try to clarify it through this post.
To be competitive you have to improve and to improve you have to know what the current situation is and how far the company can go (dare to beat the business maturity diagram!)
What is Lean Thinking? Lean Manufacturing, Lean Startup may come to mind… but these are just examples of Lean interpretations depending on the field in which it is applied.
The Six Sigma methodology is a highly qualified, efficient and effective form of business management.
In the context of process improvement, Lean and Six Sigma are two methodologies that can work together, since they have some points in common.
The management of total quality is a fundamental concept in all parts of a company, since it is responsible for analyzing the good quality of what is offered in the business and ensures the good work of the organization.
Continuous improvement has difficult beginnings, overcoming resistance to change is a key challenge for organizations that embark on improving their processes.
8D is a Systematic methodology to identify, correct and eliminate problems. 8D means 8 Disciplines (8 steps + Discipline = 8D), which allows developing competitive advantages by quickly and effectively solving problems.
There are countless support tools for the improvement of processes in their different areas: analysis of problems, generation and organization of ideas or representation of processes or workflows.
“Defeats are merely repeats with better information.”
“There are no big problems – there are just a lot of little problems.” By Henry Ford.
“The Toyota production system has been built on the practice and evolution of this scientific approach. By asking and answering ‘why’ five times, we can get to the real cause of the problem, which is often hidden behind more obvious symptoms.”