also known as Layout Diagram, Spaghetti Chart, or Standard Work Chart
The Spaghetti Diagram template can be used for simple floor planning purposes,
but it really shines as a Lean process improvement tool for creating a spaghetti map
to visually illustrate how a process flows through a work space.
(The Layout Diagram
is a sheet within the
Standard Work template,
which also comes
with your free trials)
Sample Spaghetti Diagram Example
Since your people already own and know how to use Microsoft Excel,
your people have a much higher probability of actually using this powerful standardized work chart.
You start out by drawing a spaghetti diagram of your current "as is" process,
and then copy your "as is" process to serve as a starting point for your "to be" process.
Spaghetti Chart with Standard Work
The greatest power of your spaghetti diagram is when you print it out and post it on the shop floor along with printed Standard Work Instructions.
Each circled Operation Number on the standard work chart usually corresponds with a Work Element on the Standard Work Sheet.
Your Standard Work Instructions (often with floorplan map) get printed and taped up right in front of each worker at their work station — to remind people of the right way to do each job — thereby eliminating costly quality mistakes.
See the Standard Work training and videos to learn more.
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Layout Diagram video
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Video: Selecting the right
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Layout Diagram template
Choose which template to use
The Layout Diagram is available in two ways:
- As a stand-alone template (LayoutDiagram.xlsx)
- As the 'Layout' sheet within your Standard Work template (StdWork.xlsx)
The stand-alone template is not available as a trial,
so trial users will use the 'Layout' sheet in the StdWork template.
Find and open your template
Find and open your Layout Diagram.xlsx or StdWork.xlsx template
in the same way that you find and open
your other 150+ Systems2win templates.
If English is not your native language
Switch to your language, just like every Systems2win Excel template.
Observe the process
Perhaps use one of your templates for process observation
Open a blank sheet
If using the StdWk template,
click the tab at the bottom of the page for the 'Layout' sheet
If using the Layout Diagram template,
Open a blank Template sheet
Systems2win menu > Open a Blank Sheet
Draw your 'As Is' process
On the 'Help' sheet of every Systems2win template,
there is a section for 'Excel Tips most valuable for THIS template'
Go to that section of your 'Help' sheet now,
and follow the links to learn how to use Excel as a drawing tool.
Get consensus that everyone agrees
Get consensus that everyone agrees that your "As Is" process
is an accurate representation for the way things really are now.
Analyze the 'As Is' process
What isn't ideal?
Are there loops?
How might time & distance be reduced?
Are all of the steps necessary?
Could some steps be combined?
Consider all aspects of the Toyota 4 Rules in Use
Perhaps use your Standard Work template to perform a thorough process analysis.
Improve the process
Copy your "As Is" sheet to serve as the starting point for your "To Be" sheet.
Use the special Systems2win utility: Systems2win menu > Copy Sheet
This Spaghetti Map Layout Diagram template comes with