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Japanese Quality Terms

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  • Takt Time
    Tthe time which should be taken to produce a component or one vehicle.
  • Gembutsu
    Japanese word meaning 'real thing'. 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).
  • Genchi Genbutsu
    Means go and see for yourself. Go see the problem.
  • 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).
  • Hoshi Kanri
    Goals (with targets) and means for achieving it to address business priorities and to move the organization to a new level of performance.
  • Muri
    It means unreasonableness or overexertion.
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