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Lean Six Sigma Is Everywhere - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Lean Six Sigma Is Everywhere

Do you ever walk into a store and know at a glance where to find what you need? Do you notice that seemingly long lines can often move really quickly? Do you find yourself wondering why things don't go horribly wrong more often? Lean Six Sigma is at work! Mistake-proofing,…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Shigeo Shingo - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Shigeo Shingo

What do you call it when a garage door stops closing before it hits your head? The Hokey Pokey? No, a Poke-yoke! Lucky for us, Dr. Shingo baked this mistake-proofing technique into the Toyota Production System and the rest is history. This year would have marked Shigeo Shingo’s 109th birthday,…

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Aiming For The Dot? Fly Marks The Spot! - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Aiming for the Dot? Fly Marks the Spot!

Originating from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in the early 1990s and now a popular fixture in men's rooms across the world, the urinal fly sits just above the urinal drain and off to the left. It turns out that men, in their urinal behavior, cannot resist peeing on things, especially if…

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3 Quick & Easy Ways To Live A Leaner Lifestyle - GoLeanSixSigma.com

3 Quick & Easy Ways to Live a Leaner Lifestyle

You may already know that Lean creates value for customers by eliminating waste. But did you also know that Lean can create value in your daily and personal life by helping you to recognize what’s a waste of your time and to help you be more productive? Leading organizations use…

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Mistake Proofing (aka Poka-yoke)

Mistake-Proofing, also known as Poka-yoke, means to consciously and diligently try to eliminate defects by preventing human errors before they occur or create alarms to warn of potential defects. For a better understanding of Mistake-Proofing and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training, Green…

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Lean Six Sigma Glossary - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Poka-yoke

Poka-yoke is a Japanese term (poka: mistakes; yokeru: avoid) that means to mistake-proof a process. The goal is to consciously and diligently try to eliminate defects by preventing human errors before they occur or create alarms to warn of potential defects. Poka-yoke is a Japanese term (poka: mistakes; yokeru: avoid)…

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