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A Look at Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production System

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Lean is a buzzword in today’s workplace. It is especially popular in manufacturing industries. While most companies have their own version of lean, the fundamentals are the same. This article takes a look at lean manufacturing, defines it, discusses the key terms, and describes the advantages of implementing lean into the manufacturing process.

Note – there are no industry secrets in this article. The contents in this article are public knowledge. (more…)

Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a business management strategy developed in 1986 by Motorola. The purpose of Six Sigma is to improve quality by identifying and removing the causes of defects and variation within the process. The goal is to increase quality, reduce costs, and increase profits. There are many concepts and strategies within Six Sigma as well as several certifications.