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Japanese Quality Terms

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  • Mura
    Inconsistency or excess variation in either processes or demand.
  • Muri
    It means unreasonableness or overexertion.
  • Gemba
    Japanese word meaning 'real place'. It is one of the components of the 'Three Reals' meaning go to the real place (gemba) to see the real thing (gembutsu) and collect the real facts (genjitsu).
  • Hanedashi
    A hanedashi device is an automatic part ejector.
  • Genjitsu
    Japanese word meaning 'real facts'. It is one of the components of the 'Three Reals' meaning go to the real place (gemba) to see the real thing (gembutsu) and collect the real facts (genjitsu).
  • Takt Time
    Tthe time which should be taken to produce a component or one vehicle.
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