Law of Entropy and Order Production Business as the Fifth Lesson (last) in a Lean Six Sigma environment

Law of Entropy and Order Production Business as the Fifth Lesson (last) in a Lean Six Sigma environment


Critical threshold derived from the percolation theory, sums up to critical mass. Under the threshold, the phenomenon tends to abort, above the threshold, it tends to grow exponentially. In cases where the phenomenon is not sudden and takes time to operate, in the form of a transition phase or phase transition, we refer to a critical phase more than a critical point that would mark a clear threshold. In most of the companies because the critical phase can take longer until the critical breakpoint is being reached, many would not realize how close are they approaching a positive instead of a negative entropy. [1]

Self-organizing systems are autocatakinetic systems but their functions have not been yet defined properly. Autocatakinetic systems “maintains its "self" as an entity constituted by, and empirically traceable to, a set of nonlinear (circularly causal) relations through the dissipation or breakdown of field (environmental) potentials (or resources), in the continuous coordinated motion of its components (from auto- "self" + cata- "down" + kinetic, "of the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith" from kinein, "to cause to move") (Swenson, 1991, 1995; Swenson & Turvey, 1991). [2] The world can be expected to produce as much order as it can, to expand space-time dimensions whenever the opportunity arises. The world is in the order-production business because ordered flow produces entropy faster than disordered flow (Swenson, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996; Swenson & Turvey, 1991).

One of the main conclusion that can be drawn upon is that changes happen abruptly, but the speed of these changes needs to follow the space time dimension that ensures a maximum of entropy at the fastest rate when considering the constraints that need to be overcome. “The system will select the path, or assembly of paths, out of otherwise available paths, that minimize the potential or maximize the entropy at the fastest rate given the constraints.” [2] In a Lean Six Sigma environment, the changes that seem to be chaotic still need to have a balanced order-disorder proportionality with differential work that maintains an ordered flow. [3] [1] [2] [3]

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