Flat-panel TV Glossary

A flat-panel TV is a type of television that uses a flat, thin screen instead of a cathode ray tube (CRT). These TVs are usually lighter and take up less space than CRT TVs. There are two main types of flat-panel TVs: LCD and plasma. LCD TVs use a liquid crystal display to create an … Read more


OpenFlow is a communication protocol that was designed to enable the creation of software-defined networking (SDN) solutions. It does this by allowing network administrators to directly control the flow of traffic on a network, without having to rely on proprietary hardware or software solutions. OpenFlow was originally developed by a consortium of companies, including Cisco, … Read more

Seven wastes

The seven wastes are a classification of manufacturing defects identified by Taiichi Ohno, the Japanese industrial engineer who pioneered the Toyota Production System. The wastes are: 1. Overproduction 2. Inventory 3. Motion 4. Transportation 5. Waiting 6. Over-processing 7. Defects The wastes are also sometimes referred to as the “Ohno circle” or the “Toyota production … Read more