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  • Ergonomics
    The word "Ergonomics" derives from two Greek words: ergon, meaning worknomos, meaning rules In the context of Workstation Design, ergonomics basically means that we need to adjust the(...) Read More
  • External Failure Costs
    Costs caused by deficiencies found after delivery of products and services to external customers, which leads to customer dissatisfaction. E.g. costs for ComplaintsRepairing goods and(...) Read More
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  • F-Test
    The F-Test is a test for equal variances comparing the variations of two groups when the distributions are normal (X in two groups only). Read More
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
    A Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) can be used to anticipate potential problems that may result from the change in the process and to take counter-measures to reduce or eliminate the(...) Read More
  • First Pass Yield
    The First Pass Yield (FPY) is a Lean Metric describing the percentage of good parts produced without any rework. Work with FPY to: Work on Right-First-Time and hence prevent defects in(...) Read More
  • Fishbone Diagram
    see Ishikawa Diagram Read More
  • Flow Chart
    see Activity Flow Chart Read More
  • FMEA
    A Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) can be used to anticipate potential problems that may result from the change in the process and to take counter-measures to reduce or eliminate the(...) Read More
  • FPY, FTY
    The First Pass Yield (FPY) is a Lean Metric describing the percentage of good parts produced without any rework. Work with FPY to: Work on Right-First-Time and hence prevent defects in(...) Read More
  • Frequency Plots
    A frequency plot shows the distribution of a measurementis used for continuous variablescan be stratified using a discrete X variablecan be analyzed by looking atthe center (mean, median)the(...) Read More
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  • Gantt Chart
    A Gantt chart is a visualization frequently used to illustrate project schedules. It plots the list of project tasks (vertical axis) against time (horizontal axis). Read More
  • GB
    Green Belts execute process improvement projects with relevance for business success using Lean Six Sigma Tools. They are experts in identifying problems, analyzing data and processes, and(...) Read More
  • Gemba
    The term "Gemba" (Japanese for "The actual place") refers to “Going to where it is actually happening” for analysis and decision making (in contrast to making decisions at the desk in the(...) Read More
  • Good Output
    Good Output = Actual Output - Quality Losses Read More
  • Green Belt
    Green Belts execute process improvement projects with relevance for business success using Lean Six Sigma Tools. They are experts in identifying problems, analyzing data and processes, and(...) Read More
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  • Histogram
    The Histogram is a typical frequency plot. The Histogram - is a commonly known format - can be overlaid with a normal curve - gives a graphical impression of large(...) Read More
  • HOQ
    The House of Quality (HOQ) is the first step in a series of mappings between The Voice of The Customer and The Voice of The Process. It is a matrix correlating VOC with CTQs and uses weighted(...) Read More
  • House of Quality
    The House of Quality (HOQ) is the first step in a series of mappings between The Voice of The Customer and The Voice of The Process. It is a matrix correlating VOC with CTQs and uses weighted(...) Read More
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  • Implementation Plan
    Once you have improved your process, you need to plan the implementation of the selected solution(s), i.e.: Tasks and Timelines: What are you going to do and when?Budget and Resources: Which(...) Read More
  • Improve Phase
    This fourth phase of the DMAIC project is all about implementing a suitable solution to the problem: A DMAIC project is not an academic exercise where you want to find the root cause to write a(...) Read More
  • Internal Failure Costs
    Costs caused by deficiencies found before delivery of products and services to external customers which otherwise would have led to the customer not being satisfied. Deficiencies are caused(...) Read More
  • Inventory (Type of Waste)
    Inventory is product at all stages of the process just standing around. It comprises all material stored in warehouses, on the shopfloor and in other locations. Inventory is waste as it(...) Read More
  • Ishikawa Diagram
    The Ishikawa Diagram (also Fishbone Diagram or Cause-and-Effect Diagram) is a structured way to brainstorm potential causes. The effect is the "Head of the fish" while the "Bones" and(...) Read More
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  • Just-In-Time
    Just-in-time production describes a decentralized concept aiming at producing and delivering all goods in the quantity and at the time as actually required to fulfill customer demand.(...) Read More