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The energy management program at Raytheon tracks overall electricity usage for the IADC and
each substation in terms of cumulative kilowatt-hours. From these measurements alone, however, it
is impossible to determine the amount of kilowatt-hours which were non-value added. The second
step in the Tier 1 DMAIC process (Measure) was thus critical to uncovering the previously hidden
muda, and where it was most prevalent.
The second step in the DMAIC process is to measure key aspects of the current process and collect
relevant data. For the first tier process, this meant a full account of the electricity use in CCA,
requiring the employment of all the measurement techniques described in Section 4 to equipment
both within the confines of CCA and also in the surrounding areas.
Given the size of the area (there are literally thousands of pieces of equipment used in CCA), and
the fact that some equipment was used for classified products, it was impossible to measure every
piece of equipment directly. Instead, with the help o...
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This document was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course ADMIN 1 at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
- Spring '14