Six Word Lean Dictionary
       by Tom Curtis
An Introduction
 Recent years have seen a popularization of 6
word memoirs. The 6 word movement finds it's
roots in the tal...
Contents
•   Dictionary    •   Go and see
                                    •   SMED
•   Lean          •   Hansei
      ...
Dictionary
  book that
contains work
  definitions
Lean
 eliminate
 waste to
create flow
5s
organization
 preventing
 excess and
    mess
5 why’s
question-
  asking
 process
 seeking
root cause
A3
one sheet
 problem
 solving
document
Abnormal
a condition
 requiring
 corrective
   action
Andon
sign that
 shows
 normal,
abnormal
Bottleneck
constraining
activity in a
  process
Cell
 sequential
    steps
   located
immediately
  together
Flow
   even
movement
through a
 system
Gemba
place where
 the action
  happens
Go and see
equals gemba
    walk
Hansei
reflection
on results
 to learn
Kaizen
 implement
improvement
  based on
  standard
Jidoka
  machine
 self-stops
upon defect
  creation
Muda
 waste in
 process
or activity
Mura
bumpiness
in process
or activity
Muri
strain in
process
   or
activity
Normal
  when it
looks like
 standard
Poka-yoke
 mistakes
 prevented
before they
   occurs
Process Map
   pictorial
documentation
  of process
Pull
production
 based on
Customer
   use
SMED
improvement
 exercise for
  reducing
change-overs
Spaghetti Chart
 dot-to-dot of
   operator
   activities
Standard work
 best way to
   execute
Strategic
 Deployment
goal alignment
  throughout
 organization
Takt
  production
    rhythm
   meeting
Customer need
TPM
maintenance
 to avoid
  system
breakdown
TPS
 production
   system
developed by
   Toyota
UDO
observation
  requiring
correction or
maintenance
Value
goodness
as defined
    by
Customer
Value Stream Map
 flow of creation
Yukoten
   share a
 documented
improvement
  sideways
• Created 2010 by Tom Curtis

• Blog: www.onimproving.blogspot.com

• http://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasrcurtis
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  • Six word lean dictionary

    1. 1. Six Word Lean Dictionary by Tom Curtis
    2. 2. An Introduction Recent years have seen a popularization of 6 word memoirs. The 6 word movement finds it's roots in the tale of Ernest Hemingway writing a six word story. In this collection I have stuck with 6 words to define each topic. The restriction has helped me clarify my thinking. The hope is these definitions may be portable, easy to use, and improve Lean application. Tom Curtis 2010
    3. 3. Contents • Dictionary • Go and see • SMED • Lean • Hansei • Spaghetti chart • 5s • Kaizen • Strategic Deployment • 5 why's • Jidoka • Takt • A3 • Muda • TPM • Abnormal • Mura • TPS • Andon • Muri • UDO • Bottleneck • Normal • Value • Cell • Poka-yoke • Value Stream Map • Flow • Process map • Yukoten • Gemba • Pull
    4. 4. Dictionary book that contains work definitions
    5. 5. Lean eliminate waste to create flow
    6. 6. 5s organization preventing excess and mess
    7. 7. 5 why’s question- asking process seeking root cause
    8. 8. A3 one sheet problem solving document
    9. 9. Abnormal a condition requiring corrective action
    10. 10. Andon sign that shows normal, abnormal
    11. 11. Bottleneck constraining activity in a process
    12. 12. Cell sequential steps located immediately together
    13. 13. Flow even movement through a system
    14. 14. Gemba place where the action happens
    15. 15. Go and see equals gemba walk
    16. 16. Hansei reflection on results to learn
    17. 17. Kaizen implement improvement based on standard
    18. 18. Jidoka machine self-stops upon defect creation
    19. 19. Muda waste in process or activity
    20. 20. Mura bumpiness in process or activity
    21. 21. Muri strain in process or activity
    22. 22. Normal when it looks like standard
    23. 23. Poka-yoke mistakes prevented before they occurs
    24. 24. Process Map pictorial documentation of process
    25. 25. Pull production based on Customer use
    26. 26. SMED improvement exercise for reducing change-overs
    27. 27. Spaghetti Chart dot-to-dot of operator activities
    28. 28. Standard work best way to execute
    29. 29. Strategic Deployment goal alignment throughout organization
    30. 30. Takt production rhythm meeting Customer need
    31. 31. TPM maintenance to avoid system breakdown
    32. 32. TPS production system developed by Toyota
    33. 33. UDO observation requiring correction or maintenance
    34. 34. Value goodness as defined by Customer
    35. 35. Value Stream Map flow of creation
    36. 36. Yukoten share a documented improvement sideways
    37. 37. • Created 2010 by Tom Curtis • Blog: www.onimproving.blogspot.com • http://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasrcurtis

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