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Lean Practical Application Matrix Guide

May 20, 2008
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The following matrix is a

  1. It ensures tools are utilized with the right intent (e.g., you would not want to create standard work without having people involved in the data collection of cycle times).

  2. It raises awareness that many tools are utilized with People being very involved.

  3. It communicates visual controls and process stability are central to many of the tools and concepts.

Use the matrix as a guide, checklist or template for brainstorming. It will help you apply the right tool, at the right time, in the right way!

Lean Office Usage Matrix

Lean Tool

Overriding Themes

Industries Served

People Involvement

Data Capture

Process Stability

Visual Controls

General

Armed Services

Construction

Education

Financial Services

Healthcare

5S

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Business Case for Lean

x

x

x

x

x

x

Continuous Flow

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Cycle Time

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Data Collection Techniques

x

x

x

x

Document Tagging

x

x

x

x

x

x

Heijunka – Leveling

x

x

x

x

x

x

Interruptions and Random Arrivals

x

x

x

x

x

Just-in-Time

x

x

x

Kaizen Events

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Kanbans for Office Supplies

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Lean Metrics

x

x

x

Lean Office Assessment

x

x

Lean Reporting and Communications

x

x

x

x

Office File System

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Office Layout: U-shaped

x

x

x

x

Pitch

x

x

x

x

Predictable Output

x

x

Problem-Solving

x

x

x

x

x

Pull Systems

x

x

x

x

Resistance to Change

x

x

x

x

x

x

Runners

x

x

x

Standard Work

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Takt Time

x

x

The Goal Card

x

x

x

x

x

Value Stream Mapping

x

x

x

x

x

Visual Controls

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Waste

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Work Load Balancing

x

x

x

x

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