Identifying Wastes in a Process

Identifying Wastes in a Process The elimination of waste is a core principle behind a lean-driven organization’s efforts toward process excellence. Waste goes beyond tangible and visual defects at the end of the line – even when the “line” is one out of a...

Leveraging FMEA for Risk Mitigation

Leveraging FMEA for Risk Mitigation FMEA, short for Failure Mode and Effects Analysis is a forward-thinking and powerful risk mitigation tool that Continuous Improvement practitioners use. It is a living document, used to anticipate and prevent failure from occurring....

Knowing Your Data

Knowing Your Data Knowing Your Data Inevitably, all Continuous Improvement practitioners (especially those leading projects) will come across a set of data related to a specific process or sample being studied. Data analytics is indeed a key part of understanding the...

Using Gemba

Going to Gemba Go to the Gemba! Gemba has been widely used, for some time now, by Continuous Improvement (CI) practitioners around the globe. But what does it mean and how important is this concept in our continued journey towards operational excellence? The word...

Error Proofing with Technology

Error Proofing with Technology What is Error Proofing? Also known as Poka-Yoke, from poka (inadvertent errors) and yokeru (to avoid), error proofing is the technique continuous improvement practitioners use to prevent errors that ultimately lead to defects in a...
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