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Lean Six Sigma Glossary

Lean Six Sigma Glossary

Lean Six Sigma Glossary

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Lean Six Sigma Glossary

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Acronyms

14 Management Principles of The Toyota Way
14 Points for Total Quality Management
3 ELEMENTS OF DEMAND
3 ELEMENTS OF JUST IN TIME (JIT)
3 GEN PRINCIPLES
3 K
3 M
3 R
3 Ds
3 P
4 M
4 P 
5 C
5 S
5 Sigma Shift
5 Why
5 Ms
5W1H
6 Ms
6 σ (Six Sigma)
6 M
7 Management and Planning Tools
7 NEW TOOLS
7 QC Tools
7 Types of Waste
8 D
8 R
8 Step Problem Solving
8 Wastes

A3
A3 Report
A3 Thinking
AAR (After Action Review)
A-B Control
ABC Analysis
ABC Warehouse
ABC XYZ Analysis
ABNORMALITY MANAGEMENT
Acceptable Quality Level, formerly Acceptable Quality Limit (AQL)
Acceptance Sampling
Accuracy
Action Plan
Active Period Method
Activity
Activity Based Costing (ABC)
Activity Network Diagram
Adaptable Manufacturing System
Adaptive Control
Adding value
Adoption Rate
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
Affinity Chart (Diagram)
Affinity Charts
Agile
Agile Manifest
Agile Manufacturing System
Alias
Aliasing
Alpha Risk
Alternate Hypothesis Statement
Alternative Path method
American System of Manufacturing
Amoeba Management
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) – One Way
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) – Two Way
Analyze
Analyze Phase DMAIC
Andon
Andon Board
Andon Line
Approval
Area SIXSIGMA Council
Arrow diagram
Arubeki Sugata
As Is Process Map
Assembly Cell
Assembly Line
Assets
Assumption Busting
Attribute (or Discrete) Data
Attribute Chart
AUTOMATIC TIME
Autonomation (Jidoka)
Average (Mean)
Ba
BACK FLUSHING
Baka Yoke
Balanced Design
BALANCED PLANT
Balanced Scorecard
Bar Chart
Barriers & Aids
Bartlett’s Test
Baseline Measures
Batch
Batch and Queue
Baton Touch
Bell shaped
Benchmarking
Best Practice
Best In Class
Beta Risk
Bias
Bill of Material (BOM)
Bill of Material (BOM) Explosion
Bimodal Distribution
Binomial Distribution
Binomial Experiment
Bivariate
Black Belt
Blame Game
Blocking
BOSCARD
Both/And
Bottleneck
Bottleneck Walk
Boundaries
Bowling Chart
Box and Whiskers Plot (Box Plot)
Brainstorming
Breakeven Analysis
Breakthrough
Breakthrough Improvement
BREAKTHROUGH OBJECTIVES
BROWNFIELD
Bubble Diagram
Bucket Brigade
Budget
Buffer
Build To Order
Built in Quality
Bullwhip Effect
Burabura Shain
Business Case
Business Process Management (BPM)
Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)

C Chart
C/O
Calibration
CAPA
Capability
Capability Ratio
Capability Study
Capacity
Capacity Constraint Resources (CCR)
Cardboard City
Cardboard Engineering
Cargo Cult Science
Carrying Costs
Catch ball
Cause
Cause & Effect Analysis
Cause and Effect Diagram (Fishbone)
C-Chart
Cell
Cell Intervals – Impact on Shape
Cell Intervals – Rules of Thumb
Cellular manufacturing
Central Limit Theorem (CLT)
Central Tendency
Central Tendency Measures
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Chaku-Chaku
CHAKU-CHAKU LINE
Chalk Circle
Champion
CHANGE AGENT
Change Management
Change Over Time
CHANGEOVER
Characteristic
Characteristic Selection Matrix (CSM)
Charter (Project Charter)
Check sheet (Checklist)
Checkpoint
Checksheet
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Chi-Square
Chi-square Distribution
Coefficient of Determination (R2)
Coefficient Of Variation (CoV)
Common Cause
Common Cause Variation
Common-Cause vs. Special-Cause
Completion Rate (CR)
Complexity
Complexity Matrix
Compounding
CONCURRENT ENGINEERING
Confidence Interval
Confidence Limits
Confounding
Conjoint Analysis (Stated Preference Technique)
Constraint
Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Continuous Data (Variable Data)
Continuous Flow
Continuous Improvement
Continuous Improvement (PDCA)
Control
Control Chart
CONTROL ELEMENT
Control Limits
Control of Balance by Card Based Navigation (COBACABANA)
Control Phase DMAIC
Control Plan
Control point
Control System
CONWIP (Constant Work in Progress)
Corporate Vision
Correlation
Correlation Coefficient (r)
Cost Driver
Cost Estimation
Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
Cost of Quality
Count Chart
COUNTERCLOCKWISE FLOW
Countermeasure
COVARIANCE
Cp
Cpk
Criteria Matrix
Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)
Critical of Quality (CTQ)
Critical Path (CP)
Critical to Quality CTQs
Critical to Quality Tree
Critical Value
Critical X
Cross-functional management
Cross-Functional Map
Culture
Cumulative Sum Control Chart (CuSum)
Customer
Customer Information System
Customer Needs and Requirements
Customer Requirements
Customer Satisfaction
Customer Takt
Customer Value Add
Customer-processor-supplier
Customer-supplier alignment
Cycle Stock
Cycle Time (CT)
Cycle Time Interval
Daily management (DM)
Dandorigae
Dantotsu
Dashboard or Process Scorecards
Data
Data Collection Plan
DAYS SUPPLY OF INVENTORY (DSI)
Debt Capital
Debt Ratio
Decision Matrix
Decision Tree
Defect
Defect Location Check Sheet
Defect Opportunity
Defect Prevention
Defective
Defects Per Million Opportunities DPMO
Define Phase DMAIC
Degrees of Freedom
Delivery Performance
Delivery Quality Cost (DQC)
Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP)
Deming cycle
Deming, W. Edwards
Dependent Demand
Dependence
DEPENDENT EVENTS
Deployment (Lean Six Sigma)
Deployment plan
Deployment Process Map
Descriptive Statistics
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA)
Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
Design Freeze (DF)
Design of experiments (DOE)
Detection
Deviation
DFMEA
Digital Twin
Direct Cost
Discounted Cash Flows (DCF)
Discrete Data (Attribute Data)
Diseconomies of scale
Dispersion
Distribution
Division SIXSIGMA Council
DMADV
DMAIC
DMAIC Project
Documentation
Downstream
DOWNSTREAM PULL SYSTEM
DOWNTIME
DPM (Defects per Million)
DPMO
DPO
DPPM
DPU
Drift
Drum Buffer Rope (DBR)

Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)
Economic Value Add
Economies of Scale
Effect
Effectiveness
Efficiency
Efficient Allocation of Resources
Effort / Impact Matrix
EFQM Excellence Model
EIGHT WASTES
ELEMENTS OF WORK
Eliminate, Combine, Rearrange, Simplify (ECRS)
Empowerment
Enabling Process
End-User
Engineer to Order (ETO)
Engineering Change Request (ERC)
English System of Manufacturing
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Entitlement
Epsilon S
Error Proofing
Error-Proofing Methods
Essential Non-Value Add
Estimator
Evaporating Clouds
Event
EVERY PART EVERY (EPE)
Every Part Every Interval (EPEI)
Evolutionary Operations (EVOP)
Executive committee
Executive Visit
Exit Rate
Expectations
Experimental Design
Exponential Distribution
External Failure
External Setup
Extra-Processing
F Statistic
Facilitator
Factor
Factorial Experiment
FACTUAL (Focus, Approach, Converge, Test, Understand, Apply, Leverage)
Failure Mode Analysis (FMA)
Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Fake Lean
Fayolism
F-Distribution and F-Test
Final Build Sequence (FBS)
Final Requirement Sheet (FRS)
FINAL YIELD 
Finance Representative
First In Still Here (FISH)
First In, First Out (FIFO)
First Pass Yield (FPY)
First Time Through (FTT)
Fish Bone Diagram
Fitness for use
FIVE S
Five Why
Fixed Repeating Schedule
Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS)
Flow
Flow Chart (Flow Diagram)
FLOW KAIZEN
FLOW PRODUCTION
Flow Shop
Flowchart
Flowcharting
Focused Factory
Fold-overs
Force Field Analysis
Fordism
Form, Storm, Norm, Perform
Forming Storming Norming Performing
Four Absolutes of Quality Management
Four Line Diary
Fractional Factorial Experiments
Frequency Distribution
Frequency Plot or Histogram
Full Factorial
Full Factorial Experiments
Functional Layout
Functional Map
Funnel experiment
Future Focused Cause and Effect
Future State Map

Gage R&R
Gallery Walk
Gantt Chart
Gap
Gauge
GEMBA PRODUCTION SYSTEM
Gemba Walk
GEMBUTSU
Genbutsu
Genchi
Genchi Genbutsu
Generic Pull
GENJITSU
Global SIXSIGMA Council
Goal
Goal Statement
Goldratt, Eliyahu Moshe
Good Thinking, Good Products
Goodness Of Fit
Gozinto Graph (Cacography of “goes into”)
Gozinto Matrix (Cacography of “goes into”)
Green Belt
Greenfield
Handoff
HANEDASHI
Hansei
Harada Method
Hard to Change
Hawthorne Effect
HEIJUNKA
Heijunka Box
Heinrich Accident Triangle
Help-Hinder
Hidden Factory or Operation
High Mix Low Volume (HMLV)
HIPPO’s
Histogram or Frequency Plot
Historical DOE
Historical Parameters
Hitozukuri
Holonic Manufacturing System
HORIZONTAL HANDLING
Hoshin kanri
Hoshin planning
Huddle Meetings
Hypothesis (alternate/alternative)
Hypothesis Statement
Hypothesis Testing
Hypothesis Tests
Hypothesis Tests, Alternative
Hypothesis Tests, Null

Iceberg Model
IJO KANRI
Impact Effort Matrix
Implementation Plan
Implementation Team
Improve Phase DMAIC
Improvement
Improvement Kata
Improvement KPI (Improvement Key Performance Indicator)
I-MR Chart
In-Control Process
Incremental Cost
Independent Demand
Indicator
Industry 4.0
Inference Space
Inferential Statistics
Information Flow
Information Management Task
Informative Inspection
Inner Array
Innovation
Innovation Transfer
Input
Input Measures
Input-Process-Output (IPO) Diagram
Inspection
Inspection at the source
Institutionalization
Integration
INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION
Interaction
Interaction Plot
Internal Failure
Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
INTERNAL SET-UP
Interrelationship Diagrams (ID, also known as digraphs)
INTERVAL DATA
Interview
Inventory
Inventory Turns
Involve All Employees
Involvement
Ishikawa diagram
Ishikawa Tools (also known as Seven Basic Tools)
ISO 18404
ISO-9000
Item Specific Dunnage
Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE)
Jidoka
Jikigataken
Jinbou
Jinzai Katsuyou
Jishuken
Job Enrichment
Job Instructions (JI)
Job Methods (JM)
Job Relation (JR)
Job Shop
Judgment Inspection
Judgment sampling
Jundate
Juran, Joseph M.
Just in Sequence (JIS)
Just in Time (JIT)

Kadai Souzouryoku
KAI AKU
Kaidai Suikou
KAIKAKU
Kaizen Blitz
Kaizen Event
Kaizen Group
Kaizen (Continuous improvement)
Kakushin
Kamishibai
Kanban
Kanban Board
Kano Model (Kano Analysis)
Kansei Engineering
Karakuri Kaizen
Karoshi
Kata
Katashiki
Katashiki Card
Keep, Problem, Try (KPT)
Keiretsu
Key Characteristic
Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
Key performance Resource (KPR)
Kingman’s formula
Kitting
Kizuki
Kotozukuri
KPI Tree (Key Performance Indicator Tree)
Kurtosis
Kyoryokukai
LAMDA (Look, Ask, Model, Discuss, Act)
LAST IN FIRST OUT (LIFO)
LCL (Lower Control Limit)
Lead Time (LT)
Leader Standard Work
Leadership
LEAD-TIME
Lean
Lean 2.0
Lean consumption
Lean Enterprise
Lean Manufacturing
Lean Production
Lean Religion
Lean Six Sigma
LEAN TRANSFORMATION
Least Squares
Least Squares Method
Level
LEVELING
Leveling by product
Levene’s Test
Lights out Factory
Liker, Jeffrey
Line Balancing
Line Graph
Linearity
Links
Little’s Law
Load levelling
Load-Load
Long-Term Variation
Loss Function
Lot Sampling
Lot Sizing
Low Mix High Volume (LMHV)
Lower Control Limit (LCL)
Lower Specification Limit (LSL)

MACHINE AUTOMATIC TIME
MACHINE CYCLE TIME
MACHINE WORK
Main Effects Plot
Maintenance
Make to Order (MTO)
Make to Stock (MTS)
Manage By Fact
Management by Objectives (MBO)
Management by Policy (MBP)
Management by Process
Management by Walking Around (MBWA)
Management by fact
MANUAL WORK
Manufacturing (or Material) Resources Planning (MRP)
Manufacturing Cycle Efficiency (MCE)
Manufacturing Cycle Time
Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
Manufacturing Operations Management System (MOMS)
Marginal Cost
Mass Customization
Mass Production
Master Black Belt MBB
Master Production Schedule
Material and Information Flow Analysis (MIFA)
Material and Information Flow Diagrams (MIFD)
Material Flow
Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
Materials Management
Matrix diagram
Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST)
Mean
Mean Time To Failure (MTTF)
Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)
Meantime Between Failures (MTBF)
Measles Charts
Measure
Measure General Definition
Measure Phase DMAIC phase
Measurement
Measurement Accuracy
Measurement Discrimination
Measurement Error
Measurement Precision
Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
Median
Mendomi
Methods-Time Measurement (MTM)
Metric
Mieruka
Milk Run
Mind Map
Minna Shuyaku
Mission
Mistake Proof
Mixture Designs
Mizusumashi
Mode
Modularer Querbaukasten, German for Modular Transversal Toolkit (MQB)
Moment of Truth
Monitoring KPI (Monitoring Key Performance Indicator)
Monozukuri
Monument
MoSCoW
Motion Waste
Mottainai
Moving Assembly Line
Muda
Multi Machine Handling
MULTI PROCESS HANDLING
Multiple Regression
Multivariate Control Chart
Multivoting
Mura (Unevenness)
Muri (Unreasonable, overdoing)
n
Nagara Fixture
Nagara System
Nagara Switch
Nagare
Natural Tolerances of a Process
Natural Variation
Need
Nemawashi
Net Present Value NPV
New Quality Management Tools
No Cause Found (NCF)
Noise
Nomikai
NOMINAL DATA
Nominal Group Technique (NGT)
Nominal Scale
Non Value Added (NVA)
Non Utilized Talent
Normal Distribution
Normality
Normality Test
NORMALIZED YIELD 
nP Chart
Null Hypothesis
NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing Inc.)

O & M
Obeya
Objective
Objective Statement
Objectives and Key Results (OKR)
Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures (OGSM)
Observe, Orient, Decide, Act (OODA)
Observe, Plan, Do, Check, Act (OPDCA)
Occupational Health and Safety (OHSA)
On Job Training (OJT)
On Time In Full (OTIF)
One Piece Flow
One Factor At a Time Approach
OPEN ROOM EFFECT
Operating Expenses
Operating philosophy
Operational Definition
Operational Excellence
Operations
Operations Management Consulting Division (OMCD)
OPERATOR CYCLE TIME
Opportunities
Optional Best Practices
Order Frequency
Order Penetration Point
Ordinal
Out of Control
Outcome
Outgoing
Out-Of-Control Process
Output
Output Measures
Overall (Production) Asset Efficiency (OAE)
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)
Overall Factory Efficiency (OFE)
Overall Line Efficiency (OLE)
Overall People/Process Effectiveness (OPE)
Overall Throughput Efficiency (OTE)
Overproduction
P Chart
PACEMAKER
Pack by Light
Paired-Cell Overlapping Loops of Cards with Authorization (POLCA)
PARADIGM SHIFT
Pareto Analysis
Pareto Chart
Pareto Principle
Parkinson’s Law
Part Per Million (PPM)
Payback Period
Paynter Chart
Peak Load
Peak Period(s)
PechaKucha
Perfection
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
Performance Measure
Peter Principle
PFMEA
PHYSICAL TRANSFORMATION TASK
Pick by Light
Pilot
PITCH
Plan Do Check Act (PDCA)
Plan for Every Part (PFEP)
Plan, Do Study, Act (PDSA)
Point Kaizen
Point of Use
POINT OF USE STORAGE (POUS)
Pointing and Calling
Poisson Distribution
Poka Yoke (Mistake proofing / error proofing)
Policy
POLICY DEPLOYMENT
Policy Management
PON
Population
Pp (Process Performance)
Ppk (Process Performance Index)
Precision
Pre-control Charting
Predetermined Motion Time System (PMTS)
Preliminary Plan
Present Value
Preventable Occurrences
Prevention
Prevention-based process/system to ensure quality
Price of Non-Conformance (PON)
Prioritization matrices
Prioritization Matrix
Probability
Probability Distribution
Problem
Problem Solving
Problem / Opportunity statement
Problem solving tools
Process
Process Boundary
Process capability Cpk or Cp
Process Capability Index
PROCESS CAPACITY TABLE
Process Certification
Process Characterization
Process cycle efficiency (PCE)
Process Decision Program Chart (PDPC)
Process design
Process Evaluation Checklist (PEC)
Process Flow Diagram
Process Improvement
Process in Control
PROCESS KAIZEN
Process Lead Time (PLT)
Process Management
Process Management System
Process Map or Flowchart
Process Mapping
Process Measures
Process Member
Process Owner
Process Quality Indicator
Process Redesign
Processing Time
Producer Price Index (PPI)
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Product Quantity Process Routing Analysis (PQPR)
Production Equipment Efficiency (PEE)
Production Kanban
Production Lead Time (PLT)
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
Production Preparation Process (3P)
PRODUCTION SMOOTHING
Productivity
Program Development (PD)
Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
Project
Project Charter
Project Definition Form (PDF)
Project Management
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Project rationale or “Business Case”
Project Shop
Project Sponsor
Project Y
Proportion Defective
Pull
Pull Production
Pull Production system
Pulse Line
Purchase Order (PO)
Purchase to Order (PTO)
Purchase to Stock (PTS)
Push
Push Production System
p-Value

Q Seven and the New Seven
Quad of Aims
Qualification Matrix
Quality
Quality assurance (QA)
Quality Assurance Matrix (QA Matrix)
Quality Circle (QC)
Quality Control
Quality Council
Quality Elements
Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
Quality Improvement Teams (QI Teams)
Quality in daily work
Quality of conformance to design
Quality of design
Quality, Cost, Delivery (QCD)
Quality, Cost, Delivery, Flexibility (QCDF)
Quality, Cost, Delivery, Morale, Safety (QCDMS)
Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Productivity (QDIP)
Quartile
Queue Management
Queue Time
Quick Changeover
Quick Die Change (QDC)
Quick Hit Project
Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM)
R
R&R
Rabbit Chase
RACI Matrix (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed)
Radar Chart
Raku-Raku seats
Random Sampling
Randomisation
Range
Range Chart (R Chart)
Rate of Return
Ratio Scale
Reach
Real Value
Reconfigurable Manufacturing System
Red X
Reengineering
REFA
Regression
Regression Analysis
Rejectable Quality Level / Rejectable Quality Limit (RQL)
Reliability
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
Repeatability
Repeatability (of a Measurement)
Repeatability / Reproducibility
Replenishment Pull System
Replication
Reproducibility
Reproducibility (of a Measurement)
Required Best Practices
Resident Engineer
Residual
Resolution
Resource Activation
Resource Utilization
Respect for Humanity
Respect for People
Response Plans
Response Surface Design
Response Variable
Return on Investment (ROI)
Reverse SIXSIGMA
Revision Plan
Rework
Rework Loop
Right-size
Risk Management
Risk Priority Number (RPN)
Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Robust design
Robust Manufacturing System
Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY)
Root Cause
Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Root Cause Hypothesis
RUMBA
Run (Treatment Combination, Trial)
Run Chart

s (or sd)
S Chart
Safety Stock
Safety Time
Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost (SQDC)
Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
Sample
Sample Size
Sample Statistic
Sampling
Sampling Bias
Sankey diagram
Scatter Plot or Scatter Diagram
Scope
Screening Design
Screening Experiment
Scrum
Seiban
Seisan Hoshiki
Self-Checks
Sensei
SENSI
SEQUENTIAL CHANGEOVER
Sequential Pull System
SEQUENTIAL SET-UP
Set Part Supply (SPS)
Setsuban Kanri
Setup
SET-UP REDUCTION
Setup Time
Seven Basic Tools of Quality
Seven Classic Wastes
Seven new planning tools for management
Seven Wastes
Shadow board
Shainin System
Shareholder Value
Shewhart cycle
Shift and Drift
Shifts and Trends
Shikumi
Shingo, Shigeo
Ship to Line
Shooter (Also Flow Rack Shooter)
Short Term Variation
Short-Term Plan (STP)
Shoujinka
Should be Process Map
Should-be process mapping
Shouninka
Shouryokuka
Shuhari
Shunji Yagyu (born 1974 in Osaka)
SHUSA
Sigma
Sigma Quality Level
Sigma Score (Z)
Sigma Shift
Significant Y
Simple Linear Regression
Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
Single Piece Flow
SIPOC Diagram (Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, Customers)
Six M’s
Six Sigma
Six Sigma (Statistic)
Six Sigma (System)
Six Sigma Implementation Roles
Six Sigma Leader
Six Sigma Project
Six Step Problem Solving
Skewness
Skills Matrix
SMART Goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound)
Solution Parking Lot
Solution Statement
SOP (Start of Production)
Soshiki Management
Spaghetti Chart
Spaghetti Diagram
Special Cause
Special Cause Variation
Specification
Specification Limits
Split-Plot Design
Sponsor (or Champion)
Stability
Stability (of a Process)
Stakeholder Analysis
Stakeholders
Standard
Standard Deviation
Standard In-Process Stock
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
Standard Work
STANDARD WORK COMBINATION SHEET (SWCS)
STANDARD WORK IN PROCESS
STANDARD WORK SHEET (SWS)
Standard Work Type 1-3
Standardized Normal Distribution
Standardization
Standardize
Standardize Do Check Act (SDCA)
Standardized Work
Standards
STATISTICAL FLUCTUATIONS
Statistical Inference
Statistical Problem
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Statistical Quality Control (SQC)
Statistical Sampling
Statistical Solution
Statistical thinking
Steering Committee
Stem and Leaf
Steps
Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)
STOP-THE-LINE AUTHORITY
Storyboard
Storyboarding
STP
STRATEGIC PLANNING
Stratification
Stratified sampling
Stratify
Sub-Optimization
Sub-process
SUGGESTION SYSTEM
Sunk Cost
SUPERMARKET
Supplier
Supply Chain
Supply Chain Execution (SCE)
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Supply Chain Planning (SCP)
Surge
Survey
Swim Lane Diagram
SWOT Analysis
Synchronous Pull
System
System Takt
Systematic sampling
T Distribution
T Test
TABLE OF PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY PROCESS
Table of Tables
Taguchi designs
Taguchi Loss Function
Taguchi Methods
Taiichi Ohno
Takt Boards
Takt Rate
Takt Time
Takumi
Tampering
Target
Target Costing
Task Teams
Task Time
Tasks
Tatakidai
Tatami Conveyor
Taylor, Frederick Winslow
Taylorism
T-Cards
Team Leader
Team Member
TEBANARE
Temporary Build Sequence (TBS)
Test Statistic
Theory of Constraints (TOC)
Theory X
Theory Y
Theory Z
Therbligs
Thinking the Six Sigma Way (TSSW)
Throughput
THROUGHPUT TIME
THROUGHPUT YIELD 
TIM WOOD
Time Measurement Unit (TMU)
TIME-BASED STRATEGY
Time-motion study
To Do List
Tolerance
Tollgate
Total Cost
Total Effective Equipment Performance (TEEP)
Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM)
Total Quality (TQ)
Total Quality Control (TQC)
Total Quality Management (TQM)
TOTAL PRODUCTIVE MAINTENANCE (TPM)
Toyoda, Eiji
Toyoda, Kiichiro
Toyoda, Sakichi
Toyota
Toyota Manager Evaluation
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)
Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA)
Toyota Product Development System (TPDS)
Toyota Production System (TPS)
Toyota Verification of Assembly (TVAL)
Traceability
Training Within Industry (TWI)
Transport Kanban
Transportation
Tree Diagram
Trend
Trend Chart
Trend Control Chart
Triangle Kanban
Trimmed Mean
TRIZ Theory for Intuitive Problem Solving
True North
Trystorming
Tsurube Houshiki (Bucket of a well; System)
TSURUBE SYSTEM
Turnkey Project
Turnover
TWO-BIN SYSTEM
Two-Level Design
Type I Error
Type II Error

U Chart (Count-Per-Unit Chart)
UCL
U-Line
Upper Control Limit (UCL)
Upper Specification Limit (USL)
Upstream
UPTIME
Utilization
VALUE
Value Add (VA)
Value Added Time (VAT)
Value Analysis
Value engineering
Value Network Map
VALUE STREAM
Value Stream Design (VSD)
Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
Value Added Analysis
Value Added Cycle Time (VCT)
VALUE ADDED WORK
Value Adding Activities
Value Enabling Activities
Variability
Variable
Variable Cost
Variable Data
Variance
Variance Inflation Factor (VIF)
Variation
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
VERTICAL HANDLING
Vision
VISUAL CONTROLS
Visual Management (VM)
Visual Workplace
Voice of the Business (VOB)
Voice of the Customer (VOC)
Voice of the Process (VOP)
Volvoism

WACC
Waigaya
Waiting
WASTE
Waste Walk
Water Spider
WATERSPIDER
Weibull Distribution
WELL WHEEL SYSTEM
White Belt
WIP (Work in Progress)
Work Order
Work Process
WORK SEQUENCE
World Class Logistics (WCL)
World Class Manufacturing (WCM)
x
X Matrix
X or Input
X-bar
X-Bar & R Charts
X-Bar & S (standard deviation) Charts
X-bar and S Charts
X-BAR RANGE CHART
XmR Chart
XYZ Analysis

Y
YAMAZUME
Yamazumi-chart
Yatai
Yellow Belt
Yield
Yokoni Tenkaisuru
Yokoten
Yokotenkai
YWT
Z
Z Distribution
Z Score
Z Value
Zaibatsu
Zentenatamadashi
Zero Defects (ZD)
Zero Quality Control

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