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How to Identify Bottlenecks in a Process

What a Bottleneck Is Before understanding how to identify bottlenecks in a process you must have a clear understanding about what is actually meant by a bottleneck. Basically, bottlenecks are obstacles or hurdles on account of which a process slows down or gets delayed. Just as the neck of [...]

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Using Hoshin Planning Within Your Organization

There is no denying in the fact that it is very valuable to possess a system to harmonize various organizational parts and keep them on the right track. ‘Hoshin Kanri’ is one such system which was developed by the Japanese in the 1960s and '70s. Hoshin Kanri which is [...]

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Lead Time Reduction and Why It Is Important

Lead time is one of the crucial factors in today's fast-paced and development business environment. Lead time is basically the time required from the shipments to be ordered and until it is received. This time calculation is vital for attaining the correct reorder formula and maintenance of stock that [...]

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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), [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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