Manufacturing Glossary

Learn everything you need to know about the central concepts in manufacturing and the Industry 4.0 revolution 

What is a Pareto chart? (Explanation, Example, Pros & Cons)

Curious about what a Pareto chart is used for in manufacturing? Learn everything you need to know about this great RCA tool here.

The 5 Whys Method: Explanation, How to use It, and Examples

Learn what the 5 whys method is, what it’s used for and how you can use it in practice.

Spaghetti Diagrams Explained (With an Easy 5-Step Plan!)

All the ins and outs of spaghetti diagrams in one place (with an easy 5-step guide).

Manufacturing Cycle Time Explained (+ Tips on How to Improve)

Find out what cycle time is, how it differs from takt time and lead time, and what you can do to improve it.

What is Just-in-Time (JIT) Manufacturing? (Definition + Examples)

Interested in just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing? Learn everything you need to know about it here, including its origin, application and (dis)advantages.

Everything you need to know about Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) in manufacturing

Read up on everything you need to know about mean time to repair (MTTR).

What is Preventive Maintenance Compliance (PMC)?

Find out everything you need to know about preventive maintenance compliance (PMC).

The 16 Major Losses in Total Productive Maintenance

Learn everything you need to know about the 16 Major Losses in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). 

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