The workplace capability for an organization can be determined by the principle of Standard and discipline known as 5S. This also helps in maintaining standards of the organization as defined by the quality principle. The 5S principle is commonly used. The various steps in 5S are:
While working on problems, we try to understand the basic cause of the problem. The right approach for problem solving techniques is to understand the root cause of the problem. For this we can use Root cause analysis tool of Lean Six Sigma. This shall help the organization to find long term solution for the existing problem. This shall help in finding the best solution for the business. The basic step of root cause analysis is identifying the problem and understanding the problem.
Kaizen is the process of applying continuous change in process, technology, quality, culture, leadership, productivity and safety.To understand Kaizen we shall answer three questions: What is meant by Kaizen? What are the advantages of Kaizen? How to start using Kaizen principles in the process?Kaizen was developed during World War II in Japan. The literal meaning of Kaizen is “continuous improvement”. It is the combination of Japanese words 改 (“kai”) which means “to change” or “to rectify” and 善 (“zen”) which means “for good or benefit”.
1) Basic Infrastructure Facility.
2) Ensuring Proper Management.
3) Effective communication between the management and the staff
4) Effective use of resources.
5) Health Care facilities for the staff.
6) Team work.
7) Making the strategies and the mission of the organization clear.
8) Performance Appraisals
Cause and effect diagram or Fishbone analysis diagram has been an integral tool for Lean Six Sigma in analysis phase. This tool helps to identify the cause for a problem. Fishbone analysis diagram is a simple tool that is used by Six Sigma professional to understand the root cause of a problem. By this technique we can identify the areas due to which the quality is not achieved. Now let’s see a practical example where this fishbone analysis diagram is used. Every company faces latecomers in their office. Repeated warnings and excuses have become a routine in an organization. So why does an employee come late to office? The causes can be identified with the help of fishbone analysis diagram. These are the factors which can affect the timing of an individual for office:
Every health organisation has same motto: excellent health care and cost control. This is common with health care organizations, health systems and hospitals. Market places and certain government regulating bodies are scrutinizing the patient outcomes and service quality of health care industry. Let us understand how these health care organizations are achieving excellent quality at low cost. The term Lean Six Sigma is a blend of two core concepts: Lean which helps in reducing the wastes by work breakdown process and getting wastes from the values, and Six Sigma which applies statistical tools and reduces errors in the process. Hence these two help in achieving fast process with the help of high quality and low cost. Earlier this practice was limited to manufacturing companies but now it has found itself in healthcare domains for effective results. The major advantages of Lean Six Sigma methodology in health care domains are :
Have we ever tried to identify the reason for the any problems? Yes; we follow set of methods to find solutions to our existing problems. It requires studying all the perspectives of the problem. Now let’s see what is root cause analysis? It is a process where the cause of the problem is identified and finding controls so that the problem never recurs.
Often we have heard that the work lacks quality and the project is resulting in high cost. So is there any method by which the quality can be improved and cost can be reduced? The answer is YES, the method is six sigma methodologies. Six sigma is a management philosophy that was developed to reduce costs, increase profits and reduce wastage of an organization. The method was developed by MOTOROLA in 1986. It had been made as central business strategy for General Electric in 1995. This method was developed to improve the quality, establish a world class standard and save the cost for the company. As the costs are reduced the revenues generated increase thus creating a profitable situation for the organisation.