• SPC Facebook icon
  • SPC Twitter icon
  • SPC LinkedIn icon
  • SPC RSS Feed icon

Tag Archives: kaizen

3 Keys to Measurement System Analysis

published on September 9, 2013

Everything we measure generates variation, especially when there are multiple hands involved. To be honest even with just one person performing the same function, there will be some variation. Variation is not the enemy, uncontrolled variation is our nemesis! When …

Posted in lean management tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Six sigma Tools: Kaizen Events

published on May 21, 2012

With every improvement project you learn something valuable and a tool for improvements that need to happen quickly are Kaizen events. Kaizen events are rapid responses to very specific areas usually taking 3-5 days.  Kaizen events are not difficult, but …

Posted in Six Sigma Tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Six Sigma Tools: Gemba Walk

published on May 14, 2012

In any lean project there are a ton of buzzwords, but the one thing that is a universal truth in all lean initiative is that for any tool used to be successful it must be understood. In today’s blog we …

Posted in Six Sigma Tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kaizen: More Than Just a Word

published on September 26, 2011

This blog post comes out of a recent conversation about Six Sigma specifics. I was discussing a Six Sigma engagement and the client asked to see specific experience in Kaizen. Kaizen is a Japanese word for improvement, for Six Sigma …

Posted in Six Sigma Tools | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment