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  • Improve the Flow

      Most continuous improvement  efforts, either directly or indirectly, are centered on improving flow. Flow is the condition where work moves from one process to the next without stopping. Improving flow means taking out all the efficiencies that keep that continuous mov...

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  • POUS - Point of use storage

      Without enter in the details about 7 wastes and VSM arguments, I'll give you a fresh recap of some concepts just to introduce you the object of this post : "POUS Point of use storage". The seven wastes of Lean Manufacturing are what we are aiming to remove from our processes by...

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  • The flow is not a dream, it's the trend

      Too many times I listen that: "the flow's concept is only a theoric definition but that It's impossible to reach". So with this post I try to give my point of view. The important thing is not to establish if the statement is true or false,  the important thing is to establish if wo...

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  • Lean Six Sigma Automotive
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    Lean Six Sigma Automotive

    Lean Six Sigma applications in the Automotive industry.

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  • Lean Six Sigma EMS
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    Lean Six Sigma EMS

    Lean Six Sigma applications in the electronic manufacturing industry.

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  • Lean Six Sigma Healthcare
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    Lean Six Sigma Healthcare

    Lean Six Sigma applications in the Healthcare industry.

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  • Lean Six Sigma Bank & Credit
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    Lean Six Sigma Bank & Credit

    Lean Six Sigma applications in the banks & credit industry.

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  • Kaizen vs Kaikaku

    Kaikaku is a lean production term that means radical change, transformation, a revolution. It means radical overhaul of an activity to eliminate all waste (muda in Japanese) and create greater value. It is a rapid and radical change process. In lean terms, there are...

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  • Why Do We Batch?

    Increased batch size affects work-in-process inventory levels, manufacturing lead time, local and global safety time issues, and finished goods stock levels by increasing them. Increased batch size affects quality and throughput by decreasing them. However, well thought-out changes to c...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, batch size, queue, lead time, change over, set-up time

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  • Lean 3P vs DFSS

    Before to start to discuss about analogies and differences between DFSS and Lean 3P I try to give you a short overview of both methods spending more words in this post for 3P. DFSS Design for Six Sigma : The proven and powerful Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodology can be used for both in...

    Tags: 3P, DFSS, lean manufacturing, six sigma, design for manufacturing, DFM

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