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DMAIC

May 16, 2017

DMAIC (Define Measure Analyze Improve Control) Define -The start of the planning and selection process. Overarching Principles • Start Project Charter – perform preliminary work to the best of your capability • Flesh out communications plan and structure Operational Activities • Select team members • Select expertise not on team • Determine schedule (first pass) […]

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The Winner California Big City

May 10, 2017

Lean Six Sigma works for governments. Ft. Wayne Indiana (Picture 1) implemented Lean Six Sigma a while back. They focused first on supporting their citizens. One example of that was building a web based building permit submittal process. This has a couple of advantages. The first is that the building contractors and homeowners can submit […]

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Toyota Production System – Hello Lean Production – Part 5

May 8, 2017

Taiichi Ohno came away from the Ford plant with some thoughts. The first was that there was lots of waste littered around the plant. The next thought that followed was that it actually cost less when you make small batches of stampings rather than large production runs.  The Toyota Production System advanced on this seminal […]

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