Centerlining

Centerlining

Centerlining, sometimes referred to as Operation Envelopes or run-to-target, is a methodology used in manufacturing and is often used in conjunction with Six Sigma or total productive maintenance. It is a practice that aims to reduce product and process variability[…]

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2018

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2018

Earlier this week at National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, OSHA announced the top ten most violated standards of the 2018 fiscal year. The highly anticipated list was announced by Patrick Kapust, OSHA’s Deputy Director of the Directorate[…]

Axiomatic Design

Axiomatic Design

Axiomatic design is a Six Sigma matrix strategy used to analyze customers’ needs in a product or service, and transforming them into functional requirements, design parameters, and process variables. This strategy essentially applies both a systematic and scientific approach to[…]

CTQ Tree

CTQ Tree

CTQ Trees, or Critical-to-Quality Trees, are a Six Sigma tool that is driven by data and a diagram to ensure companies are meeting the needs of customers while producing a high-quality product or service. The basis for this strategy are[…]

Taguchi Method

Taguchi Method

The Taguchi Method, also referred to as the Robust Design Method, is a Six Sigma strategy designed to improve the output of a process by removing causes of defects and reducing variability in the process. This method was developed by[…]

Visual Management

Visual Management

Visual management is the idea of using visuals to make situations more easily understood and keeping workers on the same page. Often the goal is to get as much information across as possible with little observation needed. Using visual cues[…]