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Lean Enterprise, process improvements, five s's, six sigma.

1.) How can an organization apply the Five S's?

2.) How does standardization of operations and equipment support Lean Manufacturing?

3.) What challenges do companies face when considering process improvements?

4.) What are the differences between the following Six Sigma methods: DMAIC, DMADV, DMADDD, and DFSS?

5.) How might lean principles prevent an organization from outsourcing? How might lean principles drive an organization to global sourcing and procurement?

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1.) How can an organization apply the Five S's?

The five S's are Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, and Shitsuke. These are Japanese phrases that can be interpreted to mean: organization (Seiri), neatness (Seiton), cleaning (Seiso), standardization (Seiketsu), and discipline (Shitsuke). They can be used within an organization in a number of ways. The first, Seiri, refers to organization within a company, which recommends the separation of all the things that are not necessary in a company and then the elimination or cleaning up of those things. The second, Seiton, refers to neatness within a company. This refers to arranging essential things in an order that is efficient and easy to access. Seiso, refers to cleaning, which recommends that machines and working environments are kept clean and orderly. Seiketsu, refers to standardization, which is highly important as it makes the cleaning and checking a routine practice to maintain a pleasant environment. The last, Shitsuke, refers to discipline, and this standardizes the previous four steps and constantly improves on them. All of these steps are relevant in an organization that wants to learn how to operate more efficiently, as these steps can be applied to any department.

2.) How does standardization of operations and equipment support Lean Manufacturing?

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Lean Enterprise, process improvements, five s's and six sigma methods.

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