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Implementing 5S Workplace Organization and Standardization

Basically 5S is a philosophy and an approach of organizing and managing the workplace and course of work with the commitment of increasing efficiency by reducing waste, enhancing flow and decreasing process irrationality. It uses a list of five Japanese words: Seiri (Sort) Seiton (Set in Order), Seiso (Shine), Seiketsu (Standardize), and Shitsuke (Sustain). [...]

By |May 13th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Implementing 5S Workplace Organization and Standardization

The 5 Principles of Lean Production and Their Implementation

The term Lean comes from manufacturing practices where it was initially used to improve effectiveness in production. It is now used across a lot of industries including software houses, manufacturing industries, business companies and even the construction industry. This method is for continuous improvement in work and management. It is a simple yet quick [...]

By |May 6th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on The 5 Principles of Lean Production and Their Implementation

Supplier Evaluation Methods Used Within Construction

What Is Supplier Evaluation Before exploring various supplier evaluation methods, it is important to understand the concept of supplier evaluation. Basically, supplier evaluation is evaluation of present or new supplier with reference to their cost, production competencies, delivery, management qualities, technical skills and services. It is recommended that a standard supplier evaluation plan must [...]

By |April 29th, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Supplier Evaluation Methods Used Within Construction

What Are the Lean Six Sigma Tools?

Lean Six Sigma Lean Six Sigma is a management approach for problem solving and process improvement by combining various tools of Six Sigma as well as Lean Manufacturing. It mainly involves procedures and methods of Six Sigma as the pillar of the system like DMAIC.  Its objective is to propel focused improvements in production [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on What Are the Lean Six Sigma Tools?

How to Perform Customer Experience Analysis

In simple terms customer experience analysis is a tool to measure how our product or service proves inadequate, fulfills or go beyond customer expectations. It teaches us how to preserve and raise revenue by reviewing our customers experience. It gives us the facts about how our customers are benefiting from the solutions provided by [...]

By |April 15th, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on How to Perform Customer Experience Analysis

How to Calculate Cp and Cpk Values and When to Use Them

What is Cp and Cpk Basically, for a process Cp and Cpk are taken as short-term prospective capability measures. In Six Sigma it is desired to define quality of the processes in terms of sigma. The rationale behind this is that it offers a stress-free manner to state the capability of different processes for [...]

By |April 8th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Calculate Cp and Cpk Values and When to Use Them

When to Use a Standard Operating Procedure for Hotels

A standard operating procedure for hotels is a set of written rules on a document that are followed by the hotel. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) ensures the quality and consistency of service of a hotel by maintaining its quality standards. Every hotel has its own SOP and every hotel develops them according to [...]

By |April 1st, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on When to Use a Standard Operating Procedure for Hotels

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Process Mapping?

Process Mapping Basically, a process map can be defined as a planning and management tool which visually explains the work flow. It summarizes the job duties executed to finish a particular task at the place of work. It can be utilized to provide a clear framework for production processes, business structures and management responsibilities. [...]

By |March 25th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Process Mapping?

Defining the Internal Audit Scope of Work

In order to enhance and attain value in the organizational activities, the internal audit is designed to monitor the activities. The internal audit assists the organization in attaining systematic and disciplined management. This approach helps in improving the effectiveness of government control and risk management. Through considering the internal audit, the organization can utilize [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Defining the Internal Audit Scope of Work

How to Create a Gemba Walk Checklist

Continual improvement comes from when a process is being reviewed on a regular basis to improve its efficiency and the quality of the output. There are certain things that get updated or changed to achieve a continual improvement over time. It is through review of processes where they are checked to see if there [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Create a Gemba Walk Checklist