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Tool Selection Matrix

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Process Improvement Tool Selection Matrix

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Filename — to find and open in your Systems2win Portal

Once you choose your desired template,

find and open it using

Excel > Systems2win menu > Systems2win Templates (or Portal)

Title — Resize columns to view long text

The most common name

Also Known As — Use 'CTRL+F' to FIND keywords

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Purpose

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Learn Systems2win

Templates to help you learn how to use your Systems2win templates

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Learn Excel

Templates to help you learn how to use Microsoft Excel

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and then use CTRL+F to Find keywords in that training page

Executive Leadership

Templates to help you (as an Executive or Manager)

to be a more effective Change Agent for Continuous Improvement

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OpEx Leadership

Templates to help you be a more effective Change Agent

for Operational Excellence

(or Continuous Improvement, or Kaizen Promotion, or whatever your organization calls it)

Team Leadership

Templates to help you (as the Leader of a Team)

to be more effectively lead your team

to continuously improve everything your team does

Systems2win Leadership

Templates to help you maximize the return on your investment in your Systems2win templates for process improvement

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Launch a New Team

Templates commonly used when launching any type of new team that is chartered to improve any type of process

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Change Management

Templates to help your leaders anticipate the concerns that your stakeholders might have regarding potentially stressful change...

and to take countermeasure to minimize those concerns.

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People Development

Templates to help your leaders to more effectively develop the people they manage, to:

1) more effectively improve processes

2) coach the people they manage to more effectively improve processes

Value Stream Mapping

Templates commonly used for value stream mapping

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Strategic Alignment

Templates commonly used for Strategic Planning,
and for Deployment aligned with your strategic priorities

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Decision Making

Templates to help choose well-considered decisions for many diverse types of situations

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Daily Management

Templates commonly used on a frequent basis

using Lean Management best practices

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Visual Management

Templates commonly printed and published somewhere easily visible from the gemba

(often on a Team Board)

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5S Management

Templates commonly used for 5S Management

(to reveal problems - because hidden problems can't be fixed)

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Lean Assessment

Templates used for measuring the progress of a team on its Lean Journey

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Project Management

Templates used to plan and manage projects

A3 Management

Templates to standardize, simplify, and get more value from

any project or event that involves any type of A3 Report.

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Kaizen Event

Templates commonly used to plan and manage a Kaizen Event

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Kata Coach

Templates commonly used by the Learner, Coach, and 2nd Coach

when using the Kata Coaching approach to PDCA problem solving.

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Process Observation

Templates used to observe diverse types of processes

looking for diverse types of insights.

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Process Analysis

Templates to analyze diverse types of processes

in search of diverse types of opportunities for improvement.

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Root Cause Analysis

Templates to help you systematically identify the root causes of problematic symptoms

Problem Solving

Templates to apply diverse approaches

to conceive countermeasures for diverse types of problems.

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Expand your thinking

Almost every tool can be used to focus your thinking.
(aka Analyze, or Convergent Thinking)

This column identifies tools that can also expand your thinking - to come up with creative ideas.
(aka Synthesize, or Divergent Thinking)

Process Flow

Templates to achieve the single most important objective of a Lean Journey...

Lean Flow

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Quick Changeovers

Templates to reduce setup times

(to enable Lean Flow)

Load Balancing

Templates to analyze and spread workloads

for operators and/or machines

Standard Work

Templates to analyze and identify the currently-agreed best way to do things

and then document and standardize that "best known way"

Work Instructions

Templates to document how to do something

documented thoroughly enough to train a new-hire or a vacation replacement

Training Design

Templates to organize and prepare for a training program

perhaps consisting of just one training session,
or perhaps consisting of many inter-related sessions.

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Quality

Templates to implement diverse best practices

to improve quality

Preventive Maintenance

Templates to systematically reduce unplanned downtime

Safety & Environment

Templates to minimize physical harm

to workers, community, and environment

FMEA / Design

Templates used for
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
and Design for Quality

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Phase of Lean Journey to Lean Transformation

(most used in this phase)

1 = Leadership (initial and ongoing)

2 = Designing each Value Stream to flow

3 = Analyze, Standardize, and Continuously Improve Processes

Plan

Identify problems, goals, metrics, and plans

Do it

Do the work -
the way the work was planned to be done.

Check

Study, analyze, and reflect.

Are you getting the results you expect?

Act

Either Anchor the change (with standard work),

or Adjust (because things didn't work as planned)

Who

A = All

X = Executive

S = Continuous Improvement Steering Group

C = Coaching (coach and learner)

T = Teams (leaders and members)

Who

This section indicates which tools are POPULAR

for different types of organizations,

but ANY tool can be adapted for use in ANY environment.

Red heart = Very popular

Production

Service / Office

Healthcare

Small

Large

Bundle

Within your Systems2win Portal,
your templates are organized by "Bundle":

LN = Lean

SS = Six Sigma

VS = Value Stream

KZ = Kaizen Lean Management

CI = Common

Blank = No template (just training)

Trial

T = Trial template

S = as a sheet within the StdWk template

R = available by special request

And you can try all 150+ templates with a money back guarantee

Personalize

X = Very likely to personalize your master template

x = Somewhat likely to personalize

P = This template is intended to serve as the starting point to create a PDF of your own Policies

T = The purpose of this template is to serve as a good starting point to personalize your own tools

Skills — Skill Level Required

1 = Easy

2 (or blank) = Average

3 = Higher Competence Required

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