Supply Chain Glossary - D

Supply Chain Glossary - D

DMAIC

Acronym for design-measure-analyze-improve-control.

Five terms beginning with "S" used to create a workplace suitable for lean production. Sort means to separate needed items from unneeded ones and remove the latter. Simplify means to neatly arrange items for use. Scrub means clean up the work area. Standardize means to sort, simplify and scrub daily. Sustain means to always follow the first four Ss. Sometimes referred to by the Japanese equivalents: seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke.


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