One of the strengths of the Lean model is an arsenal of tools that can smooth the process of improvement. They include idea generators, idea filters, resource allocation resolutions, timeline organizers, and prioritization. Change agents need to learn how to use these tools and when to use them. These tools can improve productivity in any workplace.
- Introduction: One Hundred Tools? You Have To Be Kidding
- Key Idea: The Right Tool For The Right Job
- Metrics: Acquiring Data To Solve Problems
- 5S: Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain
- Impact/Effort Quadrant: Filtering And Focusing
- Kanban Cards: Effortless Control Over Supplies
- Divergent And Convergent Tools
- Align everyone to the same course of action.
- Apply Lean tools to improve processes.
- Take charge of “what-if” meetings that drift and bring them back into focus.
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