Lean Manufacturing Toolkit

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Build a values and performance based culture, ensuring that all employees are accountable, have/understand clear goals/objectives, the necessary Training and Development to accomplish the demands/expectations of thE Business and are reviewed regularly against Performance Targets.

More Uses of the Lean Manufacturing Toolkit:

  • Manage the cycle counting and the Physical Inventory process for external and internal locations and recommend and implement improvements to the processes where necessary.

  • Supervise Customer Service and communicate with customers to establish good working relationships for material supply and communicating on key issues.

  • Audit: coach and develop leaders from the front line to the Leadership Team on performing lean Value Streams through leadership culture and behavior changes, process operating rhythm, and method changes.

  • Head: participation and influence in review and execution of engineering change orders or deviations impacting material availability, material obsolescence, product configuration, Product Performance, and production throughput.

  • Secure that your business participates in Lean Manufacturing initiatives and incorporates lean and Continuous Improvement concepts in work activities and completion of projects.

  • Ensure you outperform; lead and support strategic projects to bring new manufacturing capabilities into the facility through new Capital Equipment or modernization of existing equipment.

  • Be certain that your strategy complies; designs, implements and improves material handling systems in support of Lean Manufacturing principles using analysis techniques (Process Flow charting and simplified handling analysis).

  • Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods by applying sound engineering principles in fixture design, Problem Solving, and material selection.

  • Orchestrate: actively participate in Design Review, Technical Review and program meetings ensuring that manufacturing knowledge, Process Capability and capacity needs are being shared, considered and acted on by the program teams.

  • Support of manufacturing site requirements, leveraging spend across locations to identify and implement sourcing and Process Improvements to strengthen and accelerate Supply Chain initiatives.

  • Be accountable for collaborating with engineering and Product Development on key business goals and strategy; Ensuring necessary support is obtained from other functions in order to meet the project objectives and/or milestones.

  • Ensure all associates must embrace and foster an environment that supports your Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability.

  • Communicate with Team Members and support teams to ensure Continuous Production of the correct product at high quality levels with minimal wasted time and materials.

  • Be accountable for advocating the use of engineering science and technology through Best Practices promotes corporate growth and the creation of quality products and services.

  • Assure your corporation supports manufacturing management with the planning, implementation and monitoring of strategic and operational projects in the Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing field.

  • Assure your enterprise uses judgment to make decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems in areas of operational/product management, manufacturing, technology or engineering.

  • Perform standard mechanical assembly procedures, perform rework, and repair of components and systems to drawing specifications on or off the unit and on manufactured equipment and products.

  • Coordinate: monitor the Production Process and perform sample quality checks; remove defective products to allow for continued production; and inform the supervisor of product Quality Issues.

  • Achieve production schedules and Product Requirements by applying Lean Manufacturing/synchronous principles with emphasis on variation reduction, control costs, and achieve Productivity Improvements.

  • Confirm your enterprise complies; analysis of time and motion analysis, methods, estimating, Process Engineering and plant layout for assigned area to ensure balanced methods and available capacity to meet Customer Demand.

  • Be accountable for managing project execution from inception to completion, with a focus on sustainable and reliable manufacturing, equipment optimization and technology enhancements.

  • Coordinate the implementation of current product, raw product changes, and outside processors to facilitate successful launch and exceed Customer Expectations.

  • Secure that your planning complies; plans, directs, and coordinates Manufacturing Processes in industrial plant consistent with current ISO requirements, safety requirements, and good housekeeping standards.

  • Direct: participation and influence in routine material and capacity clear to build review using minimal expedite or burst activity to support final assembly build plan attainment.

  • Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate Production Processes.

  • Supervise: coach key contributors on developing a highly effective daily Management Process focused on management through mission control, creation of flow, adherence to Standard Work, and solid implementation of rigorous Problem Solving.

  • Provide Technical Support for operations; serve as a technical liaison between Product Engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, quality and customer Service Engineering.

  • Confirm your business ensures achievement of organization objectives by delegating authority to key supervisors in production, methods, Cost Accounting, maintenance and other related operations.

  • Analyze and plan Work Force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency and product flow.

  • Organize: actively participate in the design phase of products to ensure design for manufacturing principles are incorporated and Lean Manufacturing methods can be utilized.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Lean Manufacturing Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Lean Manufacturing related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Lean Manufacturing specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Lean Manufacturing Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Lean Manufacturing improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. How do you measure risk?

  2. If you had to leave your organization for a year and the only communication you could have with employees/colleagues was a single paragraph, what would you write?

  3. When is Root Cause Analysis Required?

  4. How likely is the current Lean Manufacturing plan to come in on schedule or on budget?

  5. How are Lean Manufacturing risks managed?

  6. What are the uncertainties surrounding estimates of impact?

  7. What are your key Lean Manufacturing indicators that you will measure, analyze and track?

  8. What role does communication play in the success or failure of a Lean Manufacturing project?

  9. How will you measure your QA plan's effectiveness?

  10. Who do you think the world wants your organization to be?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Lean Manufacturing book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Lean Manufacturing self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Lean Manufacturing Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Lean Manufacturing areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Lean Manufacturing Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Lean Manufacturing projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Lean Manufacturing Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Lean Manufacturing project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Lean Manufacturing project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Lean Manufacturing Project Team have enough people to execute the Lean Manufacturing Project Plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Lean Manufacturing Project Plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Lean Manufacturing Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Lean Manufacturing project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Lean Manufacturing project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Lean Manufacturing project with this in-depth Lean Manufacturing Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Lean Manufacturing projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based Best Practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Lean Manufacturing and put Process Design strategies into practice according to Best Practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Lean Manufacturing investments work better.

This Lean Manufacturing All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.