Lean Thinking Toolkit

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Build skills and understanding in others to be able to identify, analyze, understand and act upon defects and losses (build Root Cause Analysis and Lean Thinking skills and principles into others so that it is just the way you think, problem solve and manage).

More Uses of the Lean Thinking Toolkit:

  • Facilitate value stream mapping, business process re design, kaizen, continuous improvement, lean thinking, cycle time reduction, etc.
  • Ensure your organization establishes daily, weekly, and monthly key performance indicators to achieve expected results in quality, delivery, and cost.

  • Manage work with the Operations team (directly and through influence) and helps to manage a Continuous Improvement Plan for the plant and track savings.

  • Systematize: inventory productivity to ensure appropriate product level and mix to meet the needs of the local market while ensuring new styles, best selling styles, and emerging styles are supported.

  • Warrant that your organization develops and leads a culture of continuous improvement, Lean thinking, fact based problem solving, ownership, and accountability.

  • Facilitate quality systems, continuous process improvements, and safety initiatives in accordance with Lean thinking throughout your organization.

  • Reinforce a culture of Lean thinking, Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) and Minimum Viable Product as the Team develops solutions.

  • Ensure projects are integrated and aligned with business strategy and coordinated with the appropriate process owners to accomplish key goals.

  • Ensure you lead focused efforts aimed at breakthrough and incremental improvements in process, department and/or line specific opportunities that meet and exceed plant operational performance metrics.

  • Direct: design lean systems that aid in improved work flow, improve efficiencies and maximize utilization of facilities, personnel and operations.

  • Formulate: effective manager of people, supporting employee development and performance excellence through talent management initiatives.

  • Manage, measure, and monitor performance across multiple projects across multiple facilities on a continuous basis to identify improvement opportunities, to maintain process control, and ensure that improvement benefits are realized.

  • Direct: work closely with technical resources to help drive efficiencies and develop continuous improvement opportunities and standard methodologies.

  • Identify: regularly evaluating organizational efficiency, identifying weak spots, and making necessary changes to maximize staff productivity.

  • Confirm your organization ensures the manufacturing organization is fully compliant with all regularly authority, customer, and applicable workplace safety programs and requirements.

  • Be accountable for ensuring the correct allocation of resources to make the Lean deployment a success, and making problems immediately visible, allowing problem solving to take place.

  • Lead: oversight of talent growth and development of offshore team ensuring that critical resources are remaining engaged and challenged with appropriate backups in place to support.

  • Systematize: direct collection and analysis of data from your organization which are identified as actual or potential risk in order to verify the existence of a problem and determine the extent and probable causes for appropriate action to be planned.

  • Manage retail and industrial store staff and share best practices with the dealership stores in order to enhance the sales, profitability, and image of Red Wing Shoe organization.

  • Warrant that your organization operates as a true business partner understanding goals and aligning operations to achieve the strategy outlined by key stakeholders.

  • Be accountable for connecting regularly with all leaders to guarantee excellence in communication for all initiatives related to the operations of the business.

  • Make sure that your organization develops direct reports in the areas of leadership and job knowledge and provides guidance in the development of work teams and team leads.

Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Lean Thinking Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Lean Thinking 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 Thinking specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Lean Thinking 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 992 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 Thinking improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 992 standard requirements:

  1. Does the person overseeing the operation of the SMS fulfil the required job functions and responsibilities?

  2. Do you want your business processes to be more efficient and deliver greater quality products and service?

  3. Has your organization established arrangements to ensure safety performance prior to implementing changes?

  4. How might your organizational structure of your organization have been part of the problems that occurred?

  5. Has the service provider developed communication relevant to predictive methods of safety data collection?

  6. Has the service provider developed communication relevant to proactive methods of safety data collection?

  7. Does the accountable executive have direct responsibility for the conduct of your organizations affairs?

  8. Has the service provider developed communication relevant to reactive methods of safety data collection?

  9. What happens to a organizations financial performance as it transitions from mass production to lean?

  10. Does the audit system cover all functions, activities and organizations within the service provider?

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 Thinking book in PDF containing 992 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Lean Thinking 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 Thinking Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Lean Thinking 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 Thinking 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 Thinking projects with the 62 implementation resources:

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Risk Data Sheet: Will revised controls lead to tolerable risk levels?

  2. Risk Audit: If applicable; which route/packaging option do you choose for transport of hazmat material?

  3. Probability and Impact Assessment: What will be the environmental impact of the Lean Thinking project?

  4. Probability and Impact Matrix: What kind of preparation would be required to do this?

  5. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its staff placements are appropriately effective and constructive in relation to program-related learning outcomes?

  6. Activity Resource Requirements: How many signatures do you require on a check and does this match what is in your policy and procedures?

  7. Project Charter: Dependent Lean Thinking projects: what Lean Thinking projects must be underway or completed before this Lean Thinking project can be successful?

  8. Quality Management Plan: How do you ensure that your sampling methods and procedures meet your data quality objectives?

  9. Schedule Management Plan: Is a payment system in place with proper reviews and approvals?

  10. Project Scope Statement: Have the reports to be produced, distributed, and filed been defined?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Lean Thinking project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Lean Thinking project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Lean Thinking project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Lean Thinking project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

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 Thinking 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 Thinking 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 Thinking project with this in-depth Lean Thinking Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Lean Thinking 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 Thinking 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 Thinking investments work better.

This Lean Thinking 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.