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 heavily on visual management to detect abnormalities, reinforce […]


    The Main Components of an Effective Visual Management System
  • How-How Diagram

    Also known as How-How Analysis and Value Driver Analysis. Once you have identified a problem, you need 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 can help. Other times, you […]


    How-How Diagram