Supply Chain Glossary - D

Supply Chain Glossary - D


Abbreviation for design for manufacture and assembly.

A two-phase investigation used by teams to solve chronic quality problems. In the first phase-the diagnostic journey-the team journeys from the symptom of a chronic problem to its cause. In the second phase-the remedial journey-the team journeys from the cause to its remedy.

A brief investigation or cursory methods study of an operation, process, group, or individual to discover causes of operational difficulties or problems for which more detailed remedial studies may be feasible. An appropriate work measurement technique may be used to evaluate alternatives or to locate major areas requiring improvement.


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