Category: Implementing Solutions

  • 5S

    Also known as Five S and Workplace Organization. Variants include 6S. 5S is an improvement tool for organizing and maintaining a disciplined and productive workplace. It helps creating a better working environment, reduces waste while improving efficiency, safety and quality. 5S represents five simple practices that starts with the letter ‘S’. It is commonly applied…


  • Yokoten: Sharing of Best Practices

    Also known as Horizontal Deployment and Sideways Expansion. Variants include Suggestion System. A Best Practice is that practice that has been proved to produce the best results consistently. It is the best-known way of doing something and has the potential to be replicated internally and externally. Best practices normally represent creative solutions to common and everyday problems.…


    Yokoten: Sharing of Best Practices
  • Standard Work

    Also known as standardized work and Standardization. Variants include Interchangeability. Standard work means working on standards to produce correct and consistent results. It is considered a way to achieve the highest possible degree of consistency and reliability in any process. It aims to ensure that everything is done by everyone in the same way and…


    Standard Work
  • The Main Components of an Effective Visual Management System

    Also known as Visual Control. Visual Workplace, and Visual Factory. Visual management is a business management approach that communicates important information in a visual and real-time manner. It is a system of labels, signs, markings, information displays, and visual guides instead of written instructions. Lean organizations rely significantly on visual management to detect abnormalities, reinforce…


    The Main Components of an Effective Visual Management System
  • How-How Diagrams: A Practical Approach to Problem Resolution

    Also known as How-How Analysis and Value Driver Analysis. Once a business problem is identified, it is important to find a solution that will permanently solve the problem. Oftentimes, you have to get to the root cause of the problem to understand why it’s happening, and this is where Six Sigma methodologies can be beneficial.…


    How-How Diagrams: A Practical Approach to Problem Resolution