Book description
Vital tools for implementing Lean Six Sigmawhat they are, how they work, and which to use
The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook is today's most complete and resultsbased reference to the tools and concepts needed to understand, implement, and leverage Lean Six Sigma. The only guide that groups tools by purpose and use, this handson reference provides:
 Analyses of nearly 100 tools and methodologiesfrom DMAIC and Pull Systems to Control Charts and Pareto Charts
 Detailed explanations of each tool to help you know how, when, and why to use it for maximum efficacy
 Sections for each tool explaining how to create it, how to interpret what you find, and expert tips
Lean Six Sigma is today's leading technique to maximize production efficiency and maintain control over each step in the managerial process. With The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook, you'll discover how to propel your organization to new levels of competitive successone tool at a time.
Table of contents
 Cover Page
 The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook
 Copyright Page
 Contents
 Chapter 1: Using DMAIC to Improve Speed, Quality, and Cost
 Chapter 2: Working With Ideas

Chapter 3: Value Stream Mapping and Process Flow Tools
 Process mapping
 Process observation
 SIPOC
 Process mapping steps
 Transportation and spaghetti (workflow) diagrams
 Swimlane (deployment) flowcharts
 Value stream maps (basic)
 Flowchart and value stream symbols
 Valueadd (VA) vs. nonvalueadd (NVA) analysis
 Time value maps
 Valueadd chart (task time or takt time chart)
 Chapter 4: Voice of the Customer (VOC)

Chapter 5: Data Collection
 Types of data
 Input vs. output data
 Data collection planning
 Measurement selection matrix
 Stratification factors
 Operational definitions
 Cautions on using existing data
 Making a checksheet
 Basic checksheets
 Frequency plot checksheet
 Traveler checksheet
 Location checksheet
 Sampling basics
 Factors in sample selection
 Stable process (and population) sampling
 Formulas for determining minimum sample size (population or stable process)
 Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and Gage R&R Overview
 Gage R&R: Collecting the data
 Interpreting Gage R&R Results
 MSA: Evaluating bias
 MSA: Evaluating stability
 MSA: Evaluating discrimination
 MSA for attribute/discrete data
 Chapter 6: Descriptive Statistics and Data Displays

Chapter 7: Variation Analysis
 Review of variation concepts
 Time series plots (Run charts)
 Run chart table
 Control chart basics
 Selecting a control chart
 Control charts for continuous data
 Subgrouping for continuous data
 Control limit formulas for continuous data
 Factors for Control Chart Formulas
 Creating an ImR Chart
 Creating X,R charts or X,S charts
 Control charts for attribute data
 Creating p, np, c, and ucharts
 Control limit formulas for attribute data
 Assumptions for interpreting control charts
 Interpreting control charts (Tests for Special Cause Variation)
 Background on process capability calculations
 Confusion in shortterm vs. longterm process capability calculations
 Calculating process capability

Chapter 8: Identifying and Verifying Causes
 PART A: Identifying potential causes
 Pareto charts
 5 Whys
 Causeandeffect diagrams (fishbone or Ishikawa diagrams)
 C&E Matrix
 PART B: Tools for confirming causal effects
 Stratified data charts
 Testing quick fixes or obvious solutions
 Scatter plots
 Hypothesis testing overview
 Confidence intervals
 Type I and Type II errors, Confidence, Power, and pvalues
 Confidence intervals and sample size
 t–test Overview
 1Sample ttest
 2Sample ttest
 Overview of correlation
 Correlation statistics (coefficients)
 Regression overview
 Simple linear regression
 Multiple regression
 ANOVA (ANalysis Of VAriance)
 Oneway ANOVA
 Degrees of Freedom
 ANOVA assumptions
 Twoway ANOVA
 ChiSquare test
 Design of Experiments (DOE) notation and terms
 Planning a designed experiment
 DOE: Fullfactorial vs.
 Fractionalfactorials (and notations)
 Interpreting DOE results

Chapter 9: Reducing Lead Time and NonValueAdd Cost
 Basic Lean concepts
 Metrics of time efficiency
 Time Traps vs. Capacity Constraints
 Identifying Time Traps and Capacity Constraints
 5S Overview
 Implementing 5S
 Generic Pull System
 Replenishment Pull Systems
 TwoBin Replenishment System
 Computing minimum safe batch sizes
 Four Step Rapid Setup Method
 Adapting Four Step Rapid Setup for service processes
 Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
 Mistake proofing & prevention (Pokayoke)
 Process balancing design principles
 Work cell optimization
 Visual Process Controls
 Chapter 10: Complexity Value Stream Mapping and Complexity Analysis

Chapter 11: Selecting and Testing Solutions
 Sources of solution ideas
 Benchmarking
 Tips on solution selection
 Developing and using evaluation criteria
 Solution selection matrix
 Pairwise ranking
 Cost evaluation
 Impact/effort matrix
 Pugh matrix
 Other evaluation techniques
 Controls assessment matrix
 Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
 Pilot testing
 Index
Product information
 Title: The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to Nearly 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed
 Author(s):
 Release date: October 2004
 Publisher(s): McGrawHill
 ISBN: 9780071505734
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