Category: Lean

  • Standard Operating Procedure Template

    A Standard Operating Procedure, or an SOP, is a document that outlines the best way to complete a process to improve consistency in operation. It aims to standardize the way work is performed, save time, train workers, and ultimately produce a more consistent product or service. Writing an SOP involves writing down all of the activities that […]

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    Standard Operating Procedure Template
  • 5 Whys Template

    5 Whys is one of the simple and widely used tools to solve everyday work-related problems. It is so simple that can be completed without the need for sophisticated statistics. It is often used by Six Sigma practitioners mainly in the Analysis phase of the DMAIC methodology. It is also used by Lean practitioners to identify […]

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    5 Whys Template
  • 5 Whys

    Also known as Five Whys. Variants include Therefore Test and So What Test. 5 Whys is one of the common techniques for problem-solving and root cause analysis. It is also one of the simplest techniques and easiest to put into practice. It is used in everyday business situations to identify the possible causes underlying a […]

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    5 Whys
  • A3 Thinking

    Also known as A3 Problem Solving. As a leader, a big part of your job is to solve problems as they come up. There are many approaches and tools that can help in the area of problem solving which is the driving force behind continuous improvement. They range from the more complex Six Sigma methodologies […]

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    A3 Thinking
  • PDCA Template

    PDCA is a four-step model that provides a simple and structured way for problem solving. It serves as an effective and practical tool to encourage continuous improvement and facilitate productivity and efficiency. It has an easy to remember four logical sequenced steps (Plan, Do, Check and Act). This template provides a simple way to plan and […]

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    PDCA Template
  • Time Value Map Template

    A time value map is a tool for representing the value-added and non-value-added time in a process. In a time value map, all activities are plotted as bars proportional to their time values along a horizontal timeline. Only value-added activities are plotted above the timeline and everything else is plotted below the timeline. This time value […]

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    Time Value Map Template
  • Value Stream Map Template

    A value stream map is tool that provides a high-level view of the important elements of an end-to-end process. Its primary goal is to identify waste and areas where improvement can be made in the existing operation. It is mainly used in manufacturing, however, it can also be applied in product development and service-related industries […]

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    Value Stream Map Template
  • Safety Audit Checklist

    Commitment to occupational health and safety is considered an important step toward achieving safe and productive working conditions. A safety audit checklist is a tool that will help to evaluate the safety conditions and practices in any workplace in accordance to common safety standards and regulations. It lists the safety criteria to be met in […]

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    Safety Audit Checklist
  • Lean Audit Checklist

    This lean audit checklist is used to evaluate the progress made toward implementing lean in your facility. It helps you understand the strong areas as well as the areas that need to be improved. An action plan for improvement can then be developed and implemented. It uses a six-dimensional model that includes leadership, support systems, […]

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    Lean Audit Checklist
  • 5S

    Also known as Five S and Workplace Organization. Variants include 6S. 5S is an improvement tool for organizing and maintaining a disciplined and productive workplace. It helps creating a better working environment, reduces waste while improving efficiency, safety and quality. 5S represents five simple practices that starts with the letter ‘S’. It is commonly applied […]

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