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What is 3M, 3K & 3G in Japanese Industries

What is 3M, 3K, 3G  - These words are widely used in Japanese industries. Whenever you visit in any Japanese company you will definitely listen these words.   - Basically these are “Best in-house practices followed on shop floor while working in industries. By adopting…

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Kanban System / What is Kanban?

Definition & Origin of Kanban  - Kanban (signboard) is a Japanese manufacturing system in which the supply of components is regulated through the use of an instruction card sent along the production line invented by Taiichi Ohno in 1940, an industrial engineer at T…

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Poka Yoke / Error Proofing / Mistake Proofing

What is Poka Yoke?  - Poka Yoke is a Japanese term in that "Poka" means mistake and "Yoke" means to avoid.  - It is a system or mechanism that helps to avoid mistakes.  - When any defective product occur, we can detect it, eliminate it or correct it…

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Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) & Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)

What is Meantime To Repair (MTTR)?  - Mean time to repair (MTTR) is a maintenance metric that measures the average time required to fix and repair failed equipment.  - It shows how quickly an organization can respond to unplanned breakdowns and repair them.…

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Overall Equipment Effectiveness - OEE

What is OEE?  - Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a measure of how well a manufacturing operation is utilized (Material, Time and Facilities) compared to it's full potential, during the periods when it is scheduled to run.  - It is an important c…

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Kaizen - Continuous Improvement

What is Kaizen  - Kaizen comes from two Japanese words: Kai (improvement) and Zen (good), which translates to “continuous improvement”.  -  Kaizen is an approach to activity organization based on common sense, self-discipline, order and economy.  - Kaizen …

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Lean Methodology Vs Six Sigma Methodology

Lean Methodology Vs Six Sigma Methodology  - Lean manufacturing is a systematic way of eliminating waste and creating flow in the production process, while Six sigma is a set of techniques that focus on reduce the rate of defects.  - Lean manufacturing was fi…

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