Manufacturing Glossary

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

5 Whys Method

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

16 Major Losses in Total Productive Maintenance

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

Just-in-Time (JIT) Manufacturing?

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

Manufacturing Cycle Time

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

Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)

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

Pareto chart

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

Preventive Maintenance Compliance (PMC)?

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

Spaghetti Diagrams

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

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