How to mistake proof your process or services? Poke Yoke

Poke Yoke, is a concept of making sure there are no mistakes in process/services. Poke Yoke, is often known as “mistake proof”. Let me start here with very simple example: In kitchen, there are two tab for water. One is for hot and other is for cold. If nothing is mark or mention on them, Read more about How to mistake proof your process or services? Poke Yoke[…]

Case study Lean Six Sigma: Digital Six Sigma initiative at Motorola

Case study Lean Six Sigma: Digital Six Sigma initiative at Motorola

I will start this case study with a quote by Kofi Annan ”  Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” Same saying is applicable to this case study of Digital Six Sigma. Setting up digital website and quality content is one of the way, where Read more about Case study Lean Six Sigma: Digital Six Sigma initiative at Motorola[…]

What is Kaizen?

What is Kaizen?

Kaizen, is a topic under Lean. It is usually referred to as incremental improvement but on a continuous basis and involving everyone. Kaizen is Japanese for continuous improvement . Kai means Change Zen means Good or For the Better The Kaizen strategy involves: Kaizen management. Management maintains and improves operating standards. Process versus results: Improvement Read more about What is Kaizen?[…]

What is Lean?

What is Lean?

Lean can be defined as elimination of waste. In manufacturing term, it can be list as below: Eliminate waste in the process. Process can be anything. Full based production system. One piece flow. Value stream mapping. Set up time reduction. Flexible Work cells. Waste can be: Overproduction Waiting Unnecessary transport Over processing Excessive inventory Unnecessary Read more about What is Lean?[…]