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DatsuzokuDatsuzoku (break from routine) is a principle that signifies a break from daily routine or habit, a freedom from the commonplace. It involves a feeling of transcending the ordinary and conventional. The result of datsuzoku is pleasant surprise and unexpected amazement. Most major breakthroughs in science and industry have come during a break from the problem at hand. Studies show that the ultimate break — sleep — is the best inducer of breakthrough insights, ideas and solutions.
Days Supply of Inventory (DSI)Total number of days (if the production level equals zero) that it would take to deplete finished goods inventory for the specified product line.
Demand FlowThe concept of demand flow is to pull raw materials and products through the process strictly according to the dictates of customer demand.
DependencyUnable to do without. In TOC it is usually referring to two tasks or actions where one is a prerequisite for the other.
Design for Manufacturing (DFM)An approach to design that fosters simultaneous involvement of product design, process design, and manufacturing.
Design of Experiments (DOE)Planning and conducting experiments and evaluating the results. The outcome of a design of experiment includes a mathematical equation predicting the interaction of the factors influencing a process and the relevant output characteristics of the process.
DisruptionAn event that was not predicted that delays tasks, resources or materials or reveals extra work that was not expected.
DrumThe drum refers to the CCR that is used to build the schedule around in an operation.

 

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