Here you will find the most commonly used Lean documents that you can download yourself. These are already largely standardized and therefore ready for use within your own organization. If you have any questions about their use or how best to apply them, please let us know! Don’t waste your time….


Whoever says Lean says 5-S! No Lean program can get off to a good start if the 5-S program is not in the risers. Mentality and discipline are the anchor points of a Lean programme. 5-S is the tool to achieve this.


What goes for the shopfloor also goes for the offices of course! 5-S for office environments such as administration, finance, engineering, procurement and planning is at least as important!


Process not standardized? Then Continuous Improvement is not an option! After all, you can’t optimize if everyone has his own way of working! Standardized Continuous Improvement starts here!


Know where you stand? With this simple Lean assessment you will know in 30 minutes what state your Lean programme is in. Where are your strengths and where can you improve? Fill these out together with your colleagues!


When designing a plan or a new product you need to know in advance if it works! Failure Mode and Effect Analyses (FMEA) is used in Six Sigma to identify the right risks using the Risk Priority Number.


The beginning of each analysis starts with an Ishikawa. Which factors play a role in the desired output? The Ishikawa is an old hand who still performs well during the brainstorming process in search of the truth!


Define responsibilities at every level in both the execution of an improvement project or the use of a standard procedure. The Responsible-Accountable-Consulted-Informed (RACI) matrix creates clarity and is an integral part of the Control step in DMAIC.


Whatever you put in comes out! Bridging the gap between the Key-Process-Output-Variables (KPOV) and the Key-Process-Input-Variables (KPIV) is what process reliability is all about. Not surprising that the SIPOC (Supplier-KPIV-Process-KPOV-Customer) is the basis of a well-designed Six Sigma project!


Problems are often solved quickly and adequately. Experienced people know exactly what you need to work on in order to be able to move on quickly.  However, there is a problem. It often keeps coming back again and again! Time to start working with the 5-times why to find and eliminate the real root-cause!


Improvement projects come in all sizes. The trick is to use the right document for the right challenge. The A3 is an excellent medium for recording an average improvement project. With some support everyone can use this document and is therefore an important tool for standardized continuous improvement….


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