One of the difficult aspects of learning about Lean is that many of its terms are unfamiliar or in Japanese. As a pre-assignment, you were asked to define a few of these words. Let’s see how you did.

 

Word List Definition List
Kaizen 2
  1. A fast, radical change process
  2. Continuous improvement
  3. Error proofing
  4. Error-free production
  5. Go and see (where the action is)
  6. Resource leveling
  7. The name of the scientist who invented cause and effect (fishbone) diagrams
  8. Waste
Jidoka 4
Ishikawa 7
Heijunka 6
Muda 8
Pokayoke 3
Kaikaku 1
Genchi Genbutsu 5