1-10-100 rule – See cost of quality.

3Ds – The idea that an evaluation of a potential automation project should consider automating tasks that are dirty, dangerous, or dull.

The picture at the right is the PackBot EOD robot from the iRobot Corporation designed to assist bomb squads with explosive ordinance disposal. This is a good example of the second “D.”


See automation.

3Gs – A lean management practice based on the three Japanese words gemba, genbutsu, and genjitsu, which translate into “actual place,” “actual thing,” and “actual situation” or “real data.”

• Gemba (or genba) – The actual place where work takes place and value is created. ...

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