Abnormality management

2 Definitions

Being able to see and quickly take action to correct abnormalities (any straying from Standard Work). This is the goal of standardization and visual management. Continuous waste elimination and problem solving through kaizen are only possible when the abnormalities are visible.
defined by Lean Affiliates
The ability to see and respond to an abnormality (any violation of standard operations) in a timely manner.
defined by Lean Kaizen