Process Improvement Tools
Over 150 professionally developed and supported Word and Excel templates
for Lean 5S, Standard Work, Work Instructions, FMEA, Value Stream Mapping
and more Lean Management Systems for Lean Kaizen Continuous Process Improvement
Click the folder tabs above to view the four bundles of...
Process improvement templates
Most customers own all 4 of these bundles of Excel templates for process improvement,
Lean Training and Videos
Throughout this web site, you will find lots of helpful lean training and videos
to help you quickly get the most from your process improvement tools.
Tool Selection Matrix
to select the right
Process Improvement template
Tool Selection Matrix
The Tool Selection Matrix is the right tool to select the right tool.
Use Excel's Filter features — to narrow down a long list of tools to quickly identify the few that you should consider for what you need to do next.
Try them for yourself
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Excel templates to improve and document any type of process
When you drill down from your value stream map
Standard Work excel tools
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Excel templates to map and manage any type of value stream
Use this popular continuous improvement tool to depict and analyze process flows — in ways that make it easy to see the 7
types of waste popularized
get an entire suite of value stream mapping templates,
Download free trial Value Stream Mapping template
Attend a free webinar to learn more
Lean Management templates
to Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control
fill in the holes found in the tool kit of many a Black Belt,
non-statistical tools are intended to supplement,
Watch Six Sigma videos
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PDCA Coaching Template
The PDCA Coaching template provides a systematic approach to problem solving.
In a series of rapid PDCA Cycles, the Learner quickly conducts a scientific experiment to better understand and improve one aspect of a process, and then analyzes the results, then prepares a suggested next experiment.
At that point in the cycle, the Learner then uses the PDCA template to prepare for a quick meeting with his or her Coach to answer 10 PDCA Coaching Questions.
Then the cycle is repeated - until the process has been improved to meet the next Target Condition required of your process to meet the higher-level Strategic Challenge to propel your collective organization closer to your Lean Ideals.
The PDCA Coaching template is designed to be used whenever you encounter unknown territory.
(If you are not navigating unknown territory, then you should use your Tool Selection Matrix to find lean tools and methods for your current challenge)
The PDCA Coaching template was inspired by Mike Rother's book, the Toyota Kata, and so was this next new template, the Block Diagram, which provides a very simple sketch of a process.
Sometimes, especially in the very first early stages of process analysis, the traditional process mapping tools (e.g. value stream mapping, spaghetti diagrams, swim lane flowcharts, or even simple flowcharts) simply have too much detail.
If all you want is to visually depict the major process steps, their sequence, the number of operators, inventory, cycle time, and perhaps a few optional tidbits, then the Block Diagram is drop-dead simple to use.
(And we are listening to your feedback, that you want us to provide a balance of both simple tools that your people can learn and use quickly, as well as the more sophisticated tools that they will grow to appreciate as their lean savvy matures)
What else is new?
Systems2win is all about continuous improvement.
Returning customers will want to bookmark our What's New page,
and come back often.
Click the folder tabs (above) to see an overview of the 4 bundles of templates for continuous process improvement
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Top Three Questions
- Why not let each of our team leaders invent and maintain their own 'simple' tools?
Which is simpler? To give each leader the 'freedom' (burden?) to find or invent their own tools... or to empower your people with professional tools that share a consistent user interface (Excel), consistent support, and consistent online training?
Can we mix and match these tools
with some of our favorites?
- How long will it take to get up and running?
Each user should complete the
Quick Start Training, which takes anywhere between a half hour and half a day —
depending on how well the user already knows Microsoft Excel and foundational tools and methods for continuous process improvement.
Top Ten Reasons
to use Systems2win
for Process Improvement
- Save time and money.
How much are you paying your lean leaders and consultants to try to re-invent tools
that aren't nearly as useful as these?
- Consistent design for fast learning.
Unlike the wildly differing Excel templates
that you accumulate from random sources,
when you learn one Systems2win tool
you know how to use them all.
- Standardization. Standardized, consistent, professional tools.
- Easy to personalize. It's Excel. You can use everything you know about familiar Excel to make your templates your own.
- Your personalizations get upgraded.
Every time you upgrade, our special utility automatically finds and transfers YOUR personalizations to your new templates!
- Valuable training and support.
Lean training, Excel training, pop-up help,
videos, self-paced learning, live instructor-led webinars, live technical support...
Professional help and training so you can
stay focused to improve your processes,
not re-invent or troubleshoot templates.
- Math. Visio can't do math. Excel can.
We have already done most math for you —
so you simply plug in numbers to
quickly answer common lean questions.
- International. Click a button to switch between Chinese, Spanish, French, or Portuguese languages. Try running your home-grown template in Germany or Vietnam. Then try ours.
- Lean Systems.
Not just templates,not just training,
but also Lean Systems to make your Systems2win templates so much more valuable.
- Affordable. So you might start with a few seats, then grow into an enterprise license
to empower every team member with consistent, standardized, professional tools
for kaizen lean six sigma process improvement.
Excel templates and more process improvement tools
to save time, do it right, and do it consistently
How can we see them?
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There's nothing more important than supporting our customers.
Try us and find out for yourself why we've had so many delighted loyal customers coming back for so many years.
Welcome to Systems2win — where our mission is to help you continuously improve your tools for continuous improvement