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Six Sigma: What is DMAIC?

The last time I made an appeal of Six Sigma, I scratched the surface of DMAIC and DMADV. As I said, DMAIC was for processes already exisiting while DMADV was for new processes, yet to be rolled out. The changes happen at the last steps, where DMAIC has Improve and Control, DMADV has Design and

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Six Sigma: Shall We?

In my previous post, I noted that as Sigma Level increases, cost and cycle time go down. But what the heavens is Six Sigma? What is Sigma anyway? Is it a metric? A Methodology or even a management system? Well, it’s all the three. Six Sigma is a quality management methodology that uses different theories

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The Basics of Supply Chain Management

At the heart of the Ford Car Assembly line, the ideals of supply chain management were birthed. The Ford Supply Chain thus became a precursor to all supply chains. Behind every product, there is a supply chain. Right now, you are probably reading this from a laptop or mobile phone. Behind that phone is a

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A Short Intro to Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

The world is getting more competitive. Today, Maintenance Engineering is the new area in which all production sectors are looking at to win. How do we reduce the cost of maintenance while increasing its quality? How do we ensure that we achieve reliable plants? How do we eliminate breakdowns and failures which all contribute to

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5S is not an Act, It’s a Habit, a Lifestyle

If you’ve gone through Lean Management or Six Sigma, then you have probably encountered the methodology of 5S. To put it simply, it’s a way of working where each of the five Ss stands for something. 1. Sort 2. Set In order 3. Shine 4. Standardize 5. Sustain I will now delve deep into my

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