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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Taiichi Ohno - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Taiichi Ohno

Who is the Grand Poobah of Toyota Production System? The Wizard of Lean? His Royal Eminence of Efficiency? Sure, he had some help, but Taiichi Ohno was the behind-the-scenes master of what is now known as Lean Manufacturing. Time to appreciate a significant quality forbear! This year would have marked…

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Grand-Daddy of Quality: Sakichi Toyoda

What do you know about Sakichi Toyoda? Did you know he was born on Valentine’s Day? That he started out in the textile business? That he came up with the 5 Whys root cause guessing game? Oh, and that he founded Toyota Industries Company!? This year would have marked Sakichi…

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The Biggest Lie About Six Sigma: It’s Dead

There was an article earlier this year with the title, “Whatever Happened to Six Sigma?” It focused on the rise and decline of the fortunes of General Electric—the most famous adopter of the Six Sigma Process Improvement method. It’s an interesting question, and the answers reveal some underlying truths about…

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How To Make Lean Work For You - GoLeanSixSigma.com

How to Make Lean Work for You

Lean manufacturing first became known in the late 1970’s as “Kanban” or “Just-in-Time,” and was often considered a distinctly Japanese approach for dealing with suppliers. Its application beyond Japan was doubtful, but over the years we learned that there was much more to what became known as the Toyota Production…

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Lean Six Sigma Glossary - GoLeanSixSigma.com

TPS (aka Toyota Production System)

The Toyota Production System, a framework for conserving resources by eliminating waste, is considered the precursor to Lean Manufacturing. The two main concepts that drive “The Toyota Way” are Just-in-Time; only producing what is needed and not storing excess inventory and Jidoka; getting to immediate root cause when production runs…

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Lean Six Sigma Glossary - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Toyota Production System (aka TPS)

The Toyota Production System, a framework for conserving resources by eliminating waste, is considered the precursor to Lean Manufacturing. The two main concepts that drive “The Toyota Way” are Just-in-Time; only producing what is needed and not storing excess inventory and Jidoka; getting to immediate root cause when production runs…

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