Lean Six Sigma Culture

BittWare fosters a Lean Six Sigma culture to eliminate waste and execute and achieve operational improvements through the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) continuous improvement methodology.

The BittWare Lean Six Sigma culture includes the following core elements:

  • 5S Workplace Organization
    Sort and remove unneeded items, simplify or set-in-order so that items are neatly arranged for use, scrub/shine the work area, standardize all workstations to the same level of order and cleanliness, and sustain this organization.

 

  • Visual management
    Build requirements, product status, and performance metrics are on-lineup-to-date, and automatically updated and displayed to manufacturing. There is a focus on simplicity for quick and effective decision making at all levels of the organization.

 

  • Continuous efforts to Reduce the seven wastes of manufacturing including transportation, inventory, movement, waiting, over processing, over production, and defects.

 

  • The achievement of quick improvements through formal and informal kaizen events

 

  • Kanban Deployment / Single Piece Flow
    BittWare has deployed Kanbans for all major work centers in our manufacturing facility. These Kanbans provide the visual signals necessary to know when a work center needs to perform work, and guides when work is performed at upstream work centers. The result is continued progress toward single piece flow, and our goal of 100% on-time delivery to customer commitments.

 

  • DMAIC Green & Black Belt Projects 
    BittWare has a certified Six Sigma Black Belt on staff to help provide direction for our Lean Six Sigma journey. All Green Belt and Black Belt projects are executed through the DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, & Control) using proven tools to help us solve problems, reduce variation in our processes, and get from point A to point B.

Why BittWare?

Quality & Life Cycle Management

Technology refresh capability with 10+ year supply, quality and timely manufacturing and a trustworthy supply chain. ISO 9000 certified FPGA platform vendor with a history of proven, successful, on-time supply.

FPGA Board & Integrated Platforms

Standard form factor boards including PCIe, VPX, VME, AMC and XMC.  Bittware's board and integrated platforms support configurable hardware options, data conversion I/O options, and air-cooled and rugged operation.

Value Added Products for FPGAs

FPGA application development using HDL and OpenCL workflows, FPGA Development Kits (FDKs), and complete application solutions from BittWare's technology partners leveraging the technical expertise of industry leaders.

System Development & Integration

Host development tools, Board Support Packages (BSPs), Baseboard Management Controller and integrated "boxes" including chassis, backplanes and all other items necessary for a full solution to get to market more quickly.