Kaizen Response to COVID Challenge – Improve Productivity Rapidly!

Today's challenges The general market conditions are not conductive now. The industrial world has come to a standstill, and the future of the economy is unpredictable as of now. I am not sure whether the strategies for the VUCA world can come to our protection, as this pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges and troubles. Let us discuss how Kaizen can help to fight the COVID challenges. The manufacturing companies are facing typical challenges ahead. No one is sure about their...

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செயல் மேன்மை முறைகள்

செயல் மேன்மை முறைகள் Operational Excellence - விடையைத் தேடி [caption id="attachment_1510" align="aligncenter" width="300"] What is the contribution of Operational Excellence?[/caption] பதினாறு வருடங்களுக்கு முன் ஒரு கெமிக்கல் நிறுவனத்தில் QC கெமிஸ்டாக எனது பணி வாழ்க்கையைத் தொடங்கினேன். அதன் பின் உற்பத்தித் துறையில் கெமிஸ்ட்ரியைப் புரிந்துகொள்ளவும் எனது வேலையைப் புரிந்துகொள்ளவும் சில வருடங்கள் தேவைப்பட்டன. என் பணியை நான் விரும்பத் தொடங்கிய சில நாட்களில் எனக்குள் ஒரு கேள்வி எழுந்தது. "ஒரு நிறுவனத்தின் வளர்ச்சியில் Quality (தரக் கட்டுப்பாடு) துறையின் பங்களிப்பு என்ன?" இந்தக் கேள்விக்கான பதிலைத் தேடும் முயற்சியில் Quality சம்மந்தமான பல புத்தகங்களை படிக்கத் தொடங்கினேன். operational excellence என்னும் செயல் மேன்மை தொடர்பான...

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Are you calculating your process quality with this wrong Cpk Formula?

I came across a common mistake of using Long Term Sigma to calculate Cpk. Just wanted to elaborate and clarify.   Click here to read the full article

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The Principles of Kaizen

The Origin of Operational Excellence - Part 20 When we descend from the philosophy to action - we need some guiding principles. That's what I discussed in this article - The Principles of Kaizen! Click here to read the full article

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Possible to transform a business in 5 Days?

The Origin of Operational Excellence - Part 21 What makes a Kaizen Workshop successful and thrilling? Sharing my thoughts and learning on Kaizen Workshops - the practice of Rapid Improvement. Click here to read the full article

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 Kaizen Problem Solving and How is it Different from that of Six Sigma?

The Origin of Operational Excellence: Part 22 Sharing my thoughts and experiences on the Practice of Kaizen Problem Solving, reasons for its high-impact results and how this approach is different from that of Six Sigma. Click here to read the full article

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Why organisations need suggestions from Workforce, despite having Managers?

Origin of Operational Excellence: Part 23 In this final article on Kaizen, I discuss the need for suggestion systems in an organisation, how to improve the flow of valid suggestions and who is responsible for a successful suggestion system. Click here to read the full article

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Six Sigma Pizza – Pie 1

Six Sigma Pizza A fresh thought was brewing in my mind as I was working on the previous series of articles on the origin of operational excellence practices. The thought came from the responses and interaction based on those articles. Many wanted to see the implementation of Six Sigma methodology in solving the business problems in the form of a story - seamlessly connecting the tools and techniques. Attempting to meet the expectation. Click here to read the full article

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What is Muda?

Muda Muda is a Japanese word meaning Waste. So, any activity that consumes time and effort and fails to produce the desired outcome is termed as Waste. In a production plant, people transport materials from one place to another for storage of for next processing. The activity of transporting consumes their time and effort. But the material does not get any value addition because of the mere transportation. Hence, transportation is termed as waste. Origin Muda is one of the fundamental...

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Systematic Problem-Solving

CSense Systematic Problem Solving

Systematic Problem-Solving What is Problem-solving? A Problem When there is a gap between our expectations and reality, we feel unhappy – which is a “Problem”. This is how a deviation from the specification, a failure to meet timelines, etc., become our problems. A problem could be defined as “the gap between our expectations and actual state or observation”. From the gap analogy, we also understand that as the gap increases, our suffering gets intensified. Problem-solving A fundamental part of every...

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