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Parallel Processing indicates that two separate activities are taking place at the same time. This is a common improvement technique used to reduce the overall cycle time of any given process. This is the opposite of linear or serial processing.

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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner at GoLeanSixSigma.com, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.