What is Continuous Improvement?
aka Continual Improvement, CI, or a Continuous Improvement Process
Definition of Continuous Improvement
an umbrella term that can be applied to any management system that seeks to improve
Continuous Improvement Tools
for Lean Leadership and Continuous Process Improvement
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to empower ANY type of project team to do any type of process improvement
is focused on Lean Flow.
There are, however, many routes to the top of any mountain
and you can use your Systems2win templates to follow ANY path
that leads to continuous improvement
Continuous Improvement Tools
Use your Tool Selection Matrix (1ToolSelection.xlsx)
to select the right Continuous Process Improvement Tool
for whatever you need to do next
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Lean Management Systems
Every lean tool needs
Lean Coaching System
The most popular continuous improvement tools are the ones used
to apply popular continuous improvement methodologies
to directly improve a process,
but to be effective,
every continuous improvement tool
needs a corresponding lean management system.
And your Systems2win templates give you both:
- Tools for process improvement
- Tools for lean leadership
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Continuous Improvement Tools for Standard Work
If you can't answer that question, then you can't improve.
What's so wrong with backsliding into old habits?
In fact, you're going to have a rough time just preventing backsliding.
If you don't have a foundation of standard work
then anything else that you attempt is simply a waste of everyone's time.
It's that simple. Standard work is that important.
Learn more about your Systems2win templates for Standard Work
Value Stream Mapping
Where should we start? What should we do next?
Which continuous improvement projects are going to have the greatest impact on our customer's satisfaction and our bottom line?
If you're not using a value stream map to answer those questions,
then how are you answering those questions?
Continuous Improvement Tools for Quality Improvement
If you searched the internet looking for tools to solve urgent quality problems,
then the truth is that you probably skipped one or more
of the foundational lean systems described above.
The truth is that now is not the time to be searching for new tools and systems
Is it your job to put out fires?
or to prevent them?
If you need to put out an urgent fire,
then use whatever tools and systems you've got
The right thing to do is to bookmark this page
and then come back when the smoke clears
and with a clear mind and fresh cup of coffee
start getting serious about instituting a lean culture
with lean systems to prevent future fires
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Standard Forms = Visual Language
After learning how to read a standard form once,
The meaning of complex data is discerned in a glance.
It is a language more quickly absorbed
When a whole organization shares this language,
~ Mark Hamel — Author of the Kaizen Event Fieldbook
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