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Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

After receiving raw material from our vendor, it stays in inventory for around 1 day before any processing starts on this raw material. Is this inventory of raw material a part of non-value added time?

Great Question! Unless the raw material demands the waiting before it can be used, the answer is no. But based on your brief description, YES! It’s waste. Any step that doesn’t add value and the product is just waiting is waste. Usually it sits there because it’s waiting to be…

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Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

When/How do you decide to use PDCA versus DMAIC?

They both come from the scientific method. I have found that folks with Lean roots will select PDCA and A3. Folks with Six Sigma roots usually select DMAIC. Again, two schools of thought that have a lot of similarities. Often an organization will decide which approach they want all employees…

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Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Can you provide the 5S process?

5S are five steps that help with workplace organization. Each step starts with the letter S. If you are interested, go to the GoLeanSixSigma.com website, we have some blogs and other information available about this topic. https://goleansixsigma.com/5s/; https://goleansixsigma.com/apply-5s-home-office-desk/

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