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Transportation refers to the concept of the moves or “touches” to a unit or product as it flows through a process. This can refer to an email sent from one department to another or to materials being moved from one warehouse to another. Transportation is one of the 8 Wastes. To get foundational training on how to complete Lean Six

Sustain, also known as “Shitsuke.” is the fifth step in the 5S method. The goal is to maintain the standards established in the previous 5S steps which generally involves audits of the work place. For a better understanding of Sustain and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training, Green Belt Training or Lean

A Supermarket is inventory used in tandem with Kanbans as a Pull system to stock materials according to demand. The name comes from the type of shelving used in a supermarket where as one bottle of milk is removed from the shelf, another one rolls into place. Anyone viewing the shelf from behind can see exactly what’s been removed by

Standardize, also known as “Seiketsu”, is the fourth step in the 5S method. The goal is to establish standards for the first three steps in the 5S method such that all employees know how to maintain the workplace. For a better understanding of Standardize and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training, Green

Sort, is also known as “Seiri,” is the first step in the 5S method. The goal is to remove unnecessary items from the workplace and keep only what’s needed in the appropriate quantities. For a better understanding of Sort and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training, Green Belt Training or Lean Training.

SMED or “Single Minute Exchange of Die” is the practice of dramatically reducing or eliminating the time to change from one method or unit to another where the goal is to reduce the Changeover Time to single digits or under 10 minutes. This concept is also known as Set-up Reduction or Changeover Reduction. This was originally developed by Shigeo Shingo

Single-Piece-Flow is the concept that products should flow from operation to operation in the smallest increment, with one piece being the ideal. The Single-Piece-Flow emphasizes that batching increases cycle time. The idea is that products should be pulled from the preceding operation as needed which prevents overproduction or excess inventory. For a better understanding of Single-Piece-Flow and an overview of Lean

Shitsuke is the Japanese word for “Sustain” which is the fifth step in the 5S method. The goal is to maintain the standards established in the previous 5S steps which generally involves audits of the work place. For a better understanding of Shitsuke and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training, Green Belt

Shine, also known as “Seiso”, is the third step in the 5S method. The goal is to sweep or clean the workplace and use cleaning as a form of inspection. This can refer to the shop floor or the office as well hard drives. For a better understanding of Shine and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Free Lean

Setup Reduction is the practice of dramatically reducing or eliminating the time to change from one method or unit to another. This concept is also known as Changeover Reduction or Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) where the goal is to reduce the changeover time to single digits or under 10 minutes. This was originally developed by Shigeo Shingo in

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