Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Definitions

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


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Acronym for Eliminate, Combine, Rearrange, and Simplify.

  • Eliminate – Identify the steps and details of work that can be quickly eliminated
  • Combine – When work cannot be eliminated, then seek to combine steps together
  • Rearrange – Work can also be rearranged in a different order or sequence that can be faster, easier or safer
  • Simplify – Make the process work easier to complete through the use of visuals, aids, fixtures and templates.



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