Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Definitions

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

STEPS-F

An acronymnn that helps teams determine if they have everything ready to go in their work processes at the beginning of the day.

For each item, here are some potential questions to ask. These questions are typically done as part of daily huddle meeting.

  • S – Staffing – Do we have the right people for the right roles, based on the customer demand we expect today? If not, can we call in or borrow some people from other areas (if trained)?
  • T – Technology & Equipment – Are our systems and equipment up and running and functioning correctly (internet, machines, copiers, computers, tools, etc)?
  • E – Experience – Do the people have the right level of experience to be able to perform their work?
  • P – Process – Are the processes clear, updated and well-defined so they can be followed?
  • S – Safety – Are there any safety risks or hazards that need to be addressed or mitigated?
  • F – Facilities – Are there issues with lighting, heating/cooling, gases, electricity, damage or other building issues?