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Lean Six Sigma Glossary of Terms

Andon

Visual / audio alerts

Flow

The most efficient sequence of activities

Gemba

The place work happens

Genchi Genbusu

Go and see the operation at the source (at the Gemba)

Just In Time

Stockless production

Kaikaku

Breakthrough improvement

Kaizen

Continuous improvement

Mura

Waste caused by process imbalance

Muri

Waste caused by overburden of employees

Muda

Waste caused by non-value adding activities

Ohno Circle

A place to go and see and discuss kaizen

Nemawashi

Prepare for change

Poke Yoke (Yokeru)

Error proofing

Pull

Production triggered by customer demand

Single Piece Flow

Each item flows one after the other through production with no batching

Takt Time

Pace of work to meet customer demand

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