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Yield

Yield

Yield is a measure of the percent of "good" units coming out of a process. This could refer to the percent of completed sales, the percent of good products or the percent of completed applications. It is the opposite of Proportion Defective. For a better understanding of Yield) and an…

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Percent Complete & Accurate

Percent Complete & Accurate

Percent Complete & Accurate refers to the percent of time units are received in finished and correct form according to the requirements of the customer of the process. For a better understanding of Percent Complete & Accurate and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Free Lean Six…

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WIP (aka Work-In-Process)

WIP (aka Work-In-Process)

WIP refers to the number of items currently waiting to be worked on in a process. WIP can refer to the number of items in an inbox or queue. Often referred to as "inventory" in manufacturing processes. For a better understanding of WIP (aka Work-In-Process) and an overview of Lean…

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Work-In-Process (aka WIP)

Work-In-Process (aka WIP)

Work-In-Process refers to the number of items currently waiting to be worked on in a process. Work-In-Process can refer to the number of items in an inbox or queue. Often referred to as "inventory" in manufacturing processes. For a better understanding of Work-In-Process and an overview of Lean Six Sigma,…

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Waste Walk

Waste Walk

A Waste Walk is a planned visit to a workspace to observe and identify any of the 8 Wastes (Defects, Overproduction, Waiting, Non-Utilization of Talent, Transportation, Inventory, Motion and Extra-Processing). For a better understanding of Waste Walk and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Free Lean Six…

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Infrastructure Project

Infrastructure Project

An Infrastructure Project establishes key measurement systems with the goal of monitoring both Voice of the Customer as well as process capability. This is also referred to as Process Management and helps organizations focus improvement efforts. For a better understanding of Infrastructure Project and an overview of Lean Six Sigma,…

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Process Redesign

Process Redesign

Process Redesign involves the overhaul of a current, non-capable process where incremental improvement would still fail to meet customer requirements. This is also referred to as Reengineering. For a better understanding of Process Redesign and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt…

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Design Project

Design Project

A Design Project involves the creation of a non-existent process and requires extensive benchmarking and collection of the Voice of the Customer. These projects are addressed by DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) or DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design & Verify). For a better understanding of Design Project and an overview…

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Process Improvement Project

Process Improvement Project

A Process Improvement Project is an effort to incrementally reduce cost, cycle time, variation or defects within a process. These efforts involve a problem where the root cause and solution are unknown. These efforts can be addressed by DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve & Control) or PDCA (Plan, Do, Check,…

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Quick Win

Quick Win

A Quick Win or "Just-Do-It" project involves the implementation of a simple solution to a known problem. This type of effort addresses a known root cause and is generally contained within one department or workspace. For a better understanding of Quick Win and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check…

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