Chapter 3

Process Stability

Stability in processes is the bedrock foundation of any improvement system, creating consistency and repeatability. Stability is a prerequisite for improvement providing a basis for problem identification and continuous improvement. Almost all of the continuous improvement principles rely on stability.

The Shingo Model for Operational Excellence

Process Stability Overview

Process stability is a requirement for process capability and a prerequisite for process efficiency. After standardizing a process, we must ensure stability before assessing process capability. A standardized, stabilized and capable process builds a foundation for sustainable lean improvements, which creates a thriving environment for operational ...

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