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3 Ms. | 5 Why’s. | 5 Ss. | 6 Ms. | 7 Wastes. | 8D. 3 Ms.
These are three Japanese words associated with lean production M1 Muda (Waste). M2 Muri (Overburden). M3 Mura (Unevenness).

5 Why’s.
These typically refer to the practice of asking, five times, why a failure has occurred in order to get to the root cause.

5 Ss.
These Japanese words apply to the visual management of a workspace S1 Seiri (straighten up). Differentiate between the necessary and unnecessary and discard the unnecessary. S2 Seiton (put things in order). S3 Seido (clean up). Keep the workplace clean. S4 Seiketsu (personal cleanliness). Make it a habit to be tidy. S5 Shitsuke (discipline). Follow the procedures, adhere to the policies and exemplify the values.

6 Ms.
These are the six words that are used to title the arms in a fishbone diagram. The words vary but the most commonly used Ms are: M1 Machines. M2 Methods.

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M3 Materials. M4 Measurements. M5 Milieu (Surrounding Environment). M6 Manpower. One could also add Money, Management.

7 Wastes.
W1 Overproduction. W2 Excess inventory. W3 Waiting time. W4 Unnecessary transportation. W5 Unnecessary movement. W6 Over processing or incorrect processing. W7 Defects.

A problem solving method that is structured into eight disciplined steps. The 8 basic steps are: D1 Establish a team. D2 Describe the problem. D3 Develop interim containment. D4 Define and verify root cause. D5 Choose permanent corrective action. D6 Implement corrective action. D7 Prevent recurrence. D8 Recognize and reward the contributors.

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