Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Definitions

Glossary terms, history, people and definitions about Lean and Six Sigma


When a problem cannot be resolved immediately, a temporary (“band-aid”) action is taken to prevent the problem from continuing to occur in the process. Similar to a “solution,” this term has gained popularity in Lean implementations because it implies there may be additional improvements, and the action taken may not be the final one, just the best one at this time.