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endeavors. The improvement kata is the context within which lean tools are intended to be applied. Without it you won't get continuous improvement. In the lean environment, the improvement kata pattern is reinforced in daily management, daily problem solving, quality circles, improvement events & A3s. A version of the improvement-kata pattern is embedded in each of these activities. Industrial Automation Security (ISA99) - Addresses industrial automation and control systems whose compromise could result in endangerment of public or employee safety; loss of public confidence; violation of regulatory requirements; loss of proprietary or confidential information; economic loss, and impact on national security. The concept of manufacturing and control systems electronic security is applied in the broadest possible sense, encompassing all types of plants, facilities, and systems in all industries. Manufacturing and control systems include, but are not limited to hardware and software systems, networked electronic sensing, and monitoring and diagnostic systems and associated internal, human, network, or machine interfaces used to provide control, safety, and manufacturing operations functionality to continuous, batch, discrete, and other processes. Industrial Engineering - A branch of engineering which deals with the optimization of complex processes or systems. Industrial engineers work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, man-hours, machine time, energy and other resources that do not generate value. According to the Institute of Industrial Engineers, they figure out how to do things better. Industrial Machine Safety - Any machine part, function, or process which may cause injury must be safeguarded. Where the operation of a machine can injure the operator or other workers, the hazard must be controlled or eliminated. Areas to be safeguarded include the point of operation, power transmission apparatus, and other moving parts. Information Technology: Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Information Technology/Software - Information technology (IT) in manufacturing is the appropriate software for programs used in running manufacturing machines. Information Technology/Software Programming - A programmer, computer programmer, developer, coder, or software engineer is a person who writes computer software. The term computer programmer can refer to a specialist in one area of computer programming or to a generalist who writes code for many kinds of software. One who practices or professes a formal approach to programming may also be known as a programmer analyst. Information Worker - A person employed to produce or analyze ideas and information. May also be called a knowledge worker whose main capital is knowledge in a specialty area in which they are experts. Insourcing/Outsourcing: Insourcing is the commencement of performing a business function that could be contracted out internally: either with the help of a third-party provider who performs the task on-site, or by conducting said task independently. Very often it is seen as opposite of outsourcing. Insourcing is a business decision that is often made to maintain control of critical production or competencies. Inspect - Look at closely, typically to assess their condition or to discover any shortcomings and/or ensure that an official standard is obtained. International Standardization Organization (ISO) – Standardizing by what process the company does things, by describing what they will do and then measuring that they are indeed doing that, thereby providing customers with some measure of understanding that the company follows process’s that are repeatable and consistent. Outsourcing - In business, outsourcing involves the contracting out of a business process to another party. Outsourcing sometimes involves transferring employees and assets from one firm to another or from one country or another. Instruction of Others - Giving detailed information telling how something should be done, operated, or assembled. Integrated Value Stream - Integrated Value Stream is a lean-management method for analyzing the current state and designing a future state for the series of events that take a product or service from its beginning through to the customer. It is also known as "material and information flow mapping" and can be applied to nearly any value chain. Integrated Value Stream Mapping – Often referred to as a data rich process map that allows one to easily see the flow of information and material necessary, at the current time to produce product or information. A future value stream map is a projected view of a desired state of the flow of material and or information that would be an improvement over the current state. International Law - A body of rules established by custom or treaty and recognized by nations as binding in the