How to Illustrate Kaizen Events A Kaizen event requires much planning and deliberation. A block diagram that provides a graphic illustration of the process allows for a more complete analysis and infuses quality and speed into the Kaizen process. Download a sample block diagram for Kaizen events.
How Do You Ensure Changes for the Better Stick? How do you sustain Kaizen results? Identifying opportunities for improvement and finding ways to improve processes and reduce waste is hard work; and without tracking the results of Kaizen to ensure desired objectives are met, such gains erode over time.
Must Have Tips on Measuring Six Sigma Projects The quality of the product or the process determines the business success. Applying Six Sigma metrics to the processes helps a great deal to ensure the quality of the overall business. Read on to learn more on this topic.
The Five Six Sigma Project Phases: Walkthrough With Examples Six Sigma metrics are use in order to improve an operation's effectiveness. These metrics also help to improve the quality of its business management strategies. Learn the five key phases of a Six Sigma project with an example of how they are carried out in a real company.
Does Six Sigma Really Work? Six Sigma is one of the most popular quality tools today. But how much of it is substance, and how much of it is hype? Can it backfire? Do organizations get carried away and try to implement Six Sigma without ascertaining its suitability for the organization or the problems it faces?
What’s Better: Using the 5S or 6S Methodology? Somewhere along the line a few United States manufacturers have decided the 5S Methodology needs another element—safety. Proponents of the 5S method contend that safety is already an element so why fix what’s not broken? Here, Jean Scheid takes a look at adding the safety step making it 6S.
Quality Function Deployment in Voice of the Customer The term Quality Function Deployment or QFD is popular tool used for new product development. House of Quality or HOQ is roughly interpreted as QFD but QFD have many other tools as well. Know more about QFD, HOQ and CTQ.
A Look at Various DFSS Processes and How They Work Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) consists of a collection of tools, needs-gathering, engineering, statistical methods, and best practices that find use in product development. There is no specified framework for designing processes using DFSS, but it remains ingrained to flexible development processes.