Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Definitions

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


Abbreviation for First in, first out. Defined as a queue in which the first item coming into the queue is handled first, the next one coming in is handled second, and the last one to arrive in the queue is handled last.

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LIFO = Last in, first out
FILO = First in, Last out