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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Cash to Cash Cycle Time

What is Cash to Cash Cycle? Cash to cash cycle time is the time lapse between payment to suppliers and getting payment from the customers. Every business exists to provide a tangible or intangible product to the people in need and make money out of those provisions in the form of profit. A company has to invest money in the business. There are 2 types of investments - Asset Capital and Working Capital. When a company spends money on creating...

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Takt Time

Takt Time - Conductors Wand

What is Takt Time? Takt time is the time given by the client to the manufacturer to pull out one piece of finished material from the plant. In other words, it is the time (frequency) at which the manufacturing plant to complete one unit of its product. We can also describe it as the demanded exit rate of a plant. How to Calculate Takt time? Calculate monthly average demand for the product/product family (we can calculate takt time for a...

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LSS Green Belt

CSense - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training and Certification What is Lean Six Sigma? One of the most Powerful business transformation tools used all over the world across every industrial sector for past tow decades. It is becoming a must-be in many companies in developed countries and in MNCs in India, gaining momentum among many Indian corporate houses in the past decade. Automobile, Electronics, and Banking have already ventured into LSS – improving the quality of our lives and Telecom, medicine, engineering, BPO and...

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SMED Training

CSense - SMED

SMED One day program [caption id="attachment_679" align="aligncenter" width="824"] SMED - the basis of TPS[/caption] What is SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies)? Setup time is one of the major losses in a manufacturing unit. Normally, a change over may consume few hour every day. On the lower side, if our one change-over takes one hour, we straight away lose 5% of the shift time. So, usually, production managers will try to avoid the changeovers as much as possible. One of...

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Poka-Yoke Workshop

CSense - Poka-Yoke Training

Poka-yoke One day program What is Poka-Yoke? Poka-Yoke is a Japanese term meaning Mistake-proofing. Developed by Shigeo Shingo at Toyota Motors in Japan. This protects the process from the mistakes. The concept is to prevent mistake becoming defects and reaching customers - by building detection mechanisms within the processes. Need for Poka-Yoke In today’s world Quality is the only distinction between existence and extinction of a business. The Product Quality is no longer an advantage. Customers expect the highest quality, always...

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