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Flow Process Chart

Flow Process Chart

A Flow Process Chat is a symbolic representation that illustrates the sequence of activities within a process. It is used to record and analyze the activities that make up a process to determine which add value and which do not. Activities can be any operation, inspection, storage, transportation, and delay actions that are carried out by an individual person, a team, a machine, a computer system, or a combinations of all.

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5S Audit Checklist

5S is a Lean technique that involves activities designed to create and maintain a disciplined workplace. It helps create a better working environment and can be implemented to eliminate waste and improve the flow of work. 5S audits are often used to evaluate the performance of 5S implementation in any workplace. This 5S audit checklist will help ensuring that 5S standards and workplace organization are being met. It enables the observer to better address compliance gaps and provides opportunities for continuous improvement.

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How-How Diagram

How-How Diagram

Once you have discovered why a problem occurs, you then need to find a permanent solution to the problem. In many cases, you don’t even need to analyze the root causes of a problem, you just need to solve the problem right away. These low hanging fruits may be quick wins or larger projects that may involve capital expenditure.   Read more »  


 

Gap Analysis

Gap Analysis

Gap Analysis compares two things, what is with what should be. It often helps comparing two different states of something, the current state and the future state. Once the gap is identified, an action plan can be developed to bridge the gap.   Read more »  


 

Time Value Map

Time Value Map

Time Value Map is a tool that tracks how a specific process spends its time. It’s a graphical description of value-added and non-value added time in a process. The aim is to eliminate waste and streamline the process whenever possible.

Only activities that are seen as value-added by the customer are plotted above the middle line.   Read more »  


 

Pugh Matrix Template

The main idea behind the Pugh Matrix is to compare a set of alternatives against a standard to determine which one is the most appropriate. A basic matrix consists of the alternative proposals and a set of criteria. Start by writing the criteria in the left hand column and the alternatives in the top row. Fill the matrix by indicating how each alternative is compared against the standard (in the form of pluses and minuses). Finally, look at the bottom of the table to make the best decision for your situation.

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Traffic Light Assessment

Traffic Light Assessment

Traffic Light Assessment is a rating system for evaluating the performance in relation to a goal. It is a good way to communicate performance information effectively, and have the advantage of being universally recognized by all nations. The indication of performance is done using the three colors of the real traffic lights (red, yellow and green). Good and poor performance can easily be identified, and appropriate decisions can be made to achieve the best performance.

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Hand of Values

How to Make Your Personal Core Values Memorable?

The Hand of Values is a tool that makes someone’s values more memorable. The idea is very simple! Every part in the hand represents a value that if touched, it should trigger a positive thought, create an emotional change and influence the behavior in some way. Everybody has his own values, and he may assign his personal core values on his hand in the way he prefers.   Read more »