Interstate Distributors and Lean Thinking

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Interstate Distributors and Lean Thinking
Each company utilizes some kind of lean technique or principle while operating their business. Whether it is eliminating wasted time, money, and manpower or incorporating control measures to prevent issues from arising, lean techniques and principles are essential for businesses to become successful. To better elaborate on lean principles, the techniques listed below are the most commonly used techniques in any organization or company. While there may be some variations on how organizations and companies conducted them, or how efficiently they are adhered to the basic principle remains the same.
Lean Principles
When a company or organization decides that it needs to incorporate lean principles into their work environment, it is usually because there are issues or problems that have come up and need to be corrected. The first step is problem solving issues is finding out exactly what the issues are and order of importance. My organization uses a couple of lean techniques from Six Sigma to help us identify and prioritize our issues.
  * Pareto Chart: This is a chart that uses bars and graphs to lists issues or problems in descending order. If a company has more than eight issues it is highly recommended that key members of the organization vote on the most important issues until they are down to about eight then prioritize those eight using a Pareto Chart
  * DMAIC or DMADV: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control, (DMAIC) and Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, and Verify (DMADV) are process that are from the “Plan, Do, Act, Check” cycle. DMAIC is used to address new problems, while DMADV is used to address issues that have been around and already have some sort of fix to them. After the Pareto Chart, our organization moves on to one of these methods to help us fix a particular issue.
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