Method for organizing the workplace:
Sort—throw out what is not needed
Set-in-Order—create a visible system to organize materials
Shine—clean the work space and equipment
Standardize—establish guidelines for sorting, ordering, and shining.
Sustain—adhere to these rules. Develop an audit system or rating system if needed.
Ask “Why?” until you get to the root cause.
A standard to measure against.
Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. Incremental process improvement methodology that identifies a problem area, measures it, determines why there is a problem, and then fixes it.
Root Cause /Causal Path Analysis
Total Quality Management