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SIPOC Diagram template using familiar Microsoft Excel
SIPOC is an acronym
Suppliers, Inputs, Process flow, Outputs, and Customers
(the column headers)
This versatile Lean Six Sigma tool can be creatively used to identify and eliminate wastes of any kind: hazardous wastes and emissions, scrap, energy, packaging...
Sample SIPOC template. SIPOC Diagram example.
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Find and open your SIPOC template
in the same way that you find and open your other 150+ Systems2win templates.
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Save your working document
following the usual document storage and naming conventions established by your leaders
Open a Blank Sheet
When you're ready to start doing your own real work...
click the button to 'Open a Blank Sheet'
Excel Ribbon > Systems2win tab > Open a Blank Sheet
This blank sheet is where you will do your real work
(not on the Sample sheet)
Rename your new sheet.
Or... Insert Sheet
As an alternative to opening a stand-alone document (as instructed above), you also have the option to Insert Sheet into any other Excel workbook.
If English is not your preferred language
Switch to your language, just like every Systems2win Excel template.
Now your team is ready to start using your
Name the process
Succinctly describe the process in the title.
Define the scope of the process
Define the beginning and end
to keep your team focused on the process suspected of being the cause of the problem, without going too far upstream or downstream.
List the process Outputs and their Customers
Optional: List requirements for Outputs
Optional: Rather than just identifying inputs and outputs — measure them.
List Suppliers and the Inputs they provide
In addition to materials, list process Enablers
Anything that is not consumed or transformed by the process, but is needed for the process to work. Examples: equipment, facilities, tools, dies, molds…
Optional: List requirements for Inputs
Draw high-level flow chart of the process
Major steps only.
If you have more than 7 blocks — you are too detailed.
You can add details to the full flowchart that you create later.
Use simple verb-noun descriptions.
with others who know the process well
to empower every team member to improve every process
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