Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Definitions

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


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A Japanese word that translates to “visualization” or “visual control”

It is also used as an acronym developed by Lean Sensei for guidelines for improving the level of visualization in your office or shop floor.

  • Mark – mark out your standards
  • Inform – inform your organization about operating progress and status
  • Educate – Educate, teach and reinforce proper behaviors
  • Reveal – Reveal and develop project plans
  • Understand – understand your gemba
  • Know – know where the problems are and bring them to the surface
  • Act – Act on the problems and maintain standards



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