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Toyota Production System

A production system based on the philosophy of achieving the complete elimination of all waste in pursuit of the most efficient methods.


Kaizen is defined as a continuous effort by each and every employee (from the CEO to field staff) to ensure improvement of all processes and systems of a particular organization

5 Whys

By repeatedly asking the question “Why” (five is a good rule of thumb), you can peel away the layers of symptoms which can lead to the root cause of a problem. Very often the ostensible reason for a problem will lead you to another question. Although this technique is called “5 Whys,” you may find that you will need to ask the question fewer or more times than five before you find the issue related to a problem.

Lean Roadmap

It's hard to get where you're going if you don't have a map of the road. This is an example of the steps that companies take to create a Lean culture in their business.

PDCA Cycle (plan - do - check - act)

The Plan-do-check-act cycle is a four-step model for carrying out change. Just as a circle has no end, the PDCA cycle should be repeated again and again for continuous improvement.

5S (tools for Muda)

5S is a workplace organization method that uses a list of five Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seisō, seiketsu, and shitsuke.

These have been translated as "Sort", "Set In order", "Shine", "Standardize" and "Sustain"