Is a visual device that gives authorization and information for the production.

Information Flow

The movement of information on customer specifications until the point where the information is needed to direct each operation.

Work Flow

The sequence of steps involved in moving from the beginning to the end of a working process

Visual management

Is a way to visually communicate indicators, performance, standards or warnings in a way that everyone understand.

Daily Kaizen

Daily Kaizen is a methodology to develop teams by practicing the daily routines. As practices become habit, performance improvements are sustained and further developed, creating a positive feedback loop that promotes the cultural change process.


The PDCA is tool to create and following up the improvement actions. Presents in a visual manner the four phases of implementation of an action: Plan, Do, Check, Act.
By standardizing processes we guarantee that we don’t step back on the improvement actions already implemented.

Continuous improvement

It is based upon a belief that continual improvement can be brought about by a never-ending series of small changes.

Project Management

Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time.


5S represents Japanese words that describe the steps of a workplace organization process.

  • Seiri (Sort)
  • Seiton (Straighten, Set)
  • Seiso (Shine, Sweep)
  • Seiketsu (Standardize)
  • Shitsuke (Sustain)


Solving recurring / repetitive problems according to business needs. Methodology for problems that is not known root cause and that can not be solved only with daily continuous improvement. DMAIC is an abbreviation of the five improvement steps it comprises: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control.


Gemba is a Japonese term meaning “the actual place”. In business it refers to the place where value is created; in manufacturing the gemba is the factory floor.


Waste are activities and resources that do not added value to the final product.


Scrum is a framework for project management that emphasizes teamwork, accountability and iterative progress toward a well-defined goal.

Lean (manufacturing)/ (lean production)

Lean manufacturing is a methodology that focuses on minimizing waste within manufacturing systems while simultaneously maximizing productivity.

Agile (project management)

Agile Project Management (APM) is an iterative approach to planning and guiding project processes.


8D stands for the 8 disciplines of problem solving.
They represent 8 steps to take to solve difficult, recurring or critical problems (often customer failures or major cost drivers).

  • D1: Create a Team;
  • D2: Describe the Problem;
  • D3: Develop Containment Plan;
  • D4: Determine and Verify Root Causes;
  • D5: Verify Permanent Solutions;
  • D6: Define and Implement Corrective Actions;
  • D7: Prevention;
  • D8: Congratulate the team.


A3 problem solving is a structured problem-solving and continuous-improvement approach
These steps are basically:

  • Identify the problem or need
  • Understand the current situation/state
  • Develop the goal statement – develop the target state
  • Perform root cause analysis
  • Brainstorm/determine countermeasures
  • Create a countermeasures implementation plan
  • Check results – confirm the effect
  • Update standard work