Six Sigma SPC - Statistical Process Control

Six Sigma SPC's Quality Control Dictionary and Glossary
2070 W. Washington St. #5 Springfield IL 62702  Ph: 217.698.0063
6 Sigma Statistical Process Control (SPC) Software for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/ME


Home Search Capability Studies Links

Click Here!

Prices FAQ
About Support
Contact Quality Control Dictionary and Glossary Free Desktop 6 Sigma Calculator Forum
Quality Books Articles Free Online 6 Sigma Calculator Free Newsletter

Non-value adding activity

Actions or activities in a process, procedure, or service that do not add value to the external customer, (customer requirements), or company and do not meet all three criteria for value-adding which includes rework, inspection, control, and the like. These are usually not profitable activities, for example scrap. One major goal of any six sigma endeavor is to reduce any activity that does not add value.

Some non-value adding activities are necessary and cannot be avoided. One needs to look at these activities to see if they could be included in value adding activities or eliminated which should aid to reduce the cost and get a better ROI, (return on investment) or RONI, (return on net investment).

Also see our articles on Waste-Free Industrialized System and Design Margin - Statistical Tolerance.


Back to the Quality Control Dictionary and Glossary

Click Here!


Copyright 2005 Six Sigma SPC / Jim Winings All Rights Reserved
Privacy Statement - Disclaimer - Copyright - Site Map

Last Updated: Wednesday, 22-Mar-06 13:03:26 PST