Tools and Templates - Lean

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The 5S radar chart is used to report on the effectiveness of a 5S program. This template allows users to visually demonstrate their 5S efforts.
Capability refers to an analysis that determines how well a process can deliver to customer requirements. Scorecards list the capability of key process and/or product requirements.
Investigate the root causes of performance problems. Use this tool, also known as fishbone diagram to brainstorm and categorize the variables that might be causing poor performance in your new process, product service...
Identify the key input-output relationships in need of attention. Use this tool to determine which critical process inputs have the most impact on your process output. You can use this tool after the Cause & Effect...
Project prioritization is one of the most important aspects of Lean Six Sigma. This C&E Matrix template can be used to prioritize projects based on quantitative evaluation.
This chart defines how many people are required to perform a specific procedure. It provides a visual summary of how work is distributed in a process area. This worksheet provides a framework for gathering a displaying...
The Data Collection Plan defines what type of data will be collected during a Six Sigma project. This template provides a framework for documenting the what, where and how much of your data collection efforts.
Sometimes to come up with the breakthrough idea you must get silly for the sake of creativity. Use this tool when you are struggling to develop innovative ideas around a particular area.
Project definition is an integral first step in any Lean or Lean Six Sigma project. The Kaizen Charter Worksheet is a best practice document used to scope and define a Lean Kaizen project.
This compilation of lean process improvement worksheets provides templates to document your process, develop standard work, analyze stakeholders, identify process capacity and eliminate waste.
This spreadsheet presents a list of Lean tools, combined with their definition, when to use them, what questions they answer and any additional helpful information. This matrix is ideal as a refresher document.
A team meeting should be handled as a process by itself. The templates in this document will help the student to appropriately manage the resources involved in the meeting and all the other inputs and desired output...
To generate solutions for minimizing and eliminating potential mistakes, use this matrix to come up with new and previously unexplored mistake-proofing ideas. Combine the matrix with the 21 Mistake Proofing Techniques...
A pilot program tests the final design under limited real world conditions to verify original design assumptions versus actual performance. The Pilot Charter is a document that students can use to plan the pilot to make...
Prioritizing and selecting projects is an essential part of the Lean Six Sigma process. This template provides a format for quantitatively evaluating projects in order to select them. Company leaders and managers can...
The Process Capacity Table defines how much equipment is needed within a process. This template outlines a structure to capture this data. It provides a computational chart to calaculate process capability via machine...
The process design analysis template compares Current State versus Proposed Changes. This spreadsheet compares the number of operators, WIP, Lead Time, 5S Rating, Value Add, and PPM.
This Process Management Assessment Tool is designed to give a structure to managing and monitoring your core business processes. Use this form with your process owners and operational managers to rate your daily process...
The Product Family Relationship Matrix is used to identify and group product families based on process steps.
The Project Transition Action Plan (PTAP) defines who is responsible for driving a Lean Six Sigma project after completion. It includes the tasks that need to be completed and who owns those tasks. This template can be...
Build a fully functioning model of your new product to test and perfect it. This tool is typically used by product or component manufacturers who need to prove a new design concept, or when the design is particularly...
Blocked in your idea generation? Use this to to step around the roadblocks in your thinking. This tool forces your team to question the status quo, shock yourself and your team into a new reality. The perfect "What...
Ask eight important questions to develop more potential ideas for your opportunity. Use this tool when when you have an idea or set of ideas that need to be made even stronger. It is especially helpful in a mature...
SCORE is Lean Method Group's methodology for driving Kaizen events. This collection of worksheets provides a framework for tracking the activities and events done during the first three phases: Select, Clarify,...
SCORE is Lean Method Group's methodology for driving Kaizen events. The event charter is a format that can be used after the event to communicate the goal of the event to others in the organization.
SCORE is Lean Method Group's methodology for driving Kaizen events. This worksheet allows teams to quantitatively evaluate and rank specific events in order to prioritize them for implementation.
SCORE is Lean Method's Group's methodology for driving Kaizen events. This worksheet allows companies to quantitatively evaluate and rank potential team leaders in order to select them for leading Kaizen...
Identify the key inputs and outputs of your process. Use this tool when you need a shared understanding of how your process currently works (Select and Clarify), how you plan to produce and deliver your innovation to...
A SIPOC is a type of process map that includes the identification of the basic elements of a process: Suppliers, Inputs, Process Steps, Outputs and Customers. This worksheet presents a format in which all information...
The Stakeholder Analysis is a tool used to understand stakeholders' views and attitudes towards the change so that you can respond to them in the best possible way. This template includes a stakeholder analysis you...
This worksheet defines who does what and in what time intervals in order to manage the productivity of a process. This template can be used to capture and display meaningful data.
In a Lean environment, Time Observation Sheets are used to observe and document what work looks like in order to identify and eliminate waste. This worksheet is a template for documenting a process and evaluating its...
Data is what separates a Value Stream Map from other process maps. This workbook provides templates for gathering data to be used in a value stream mapping exercise. Templates for both transactional and manufacturing...
A work plan defines the major milestones of a Lean Six Sigma project. This template offers a timeline that can be used to keep the project on track and document estimated and actual data.