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:

  • Secure that your project complies; owns and maintains operational Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with Quality Management Systems.

  • Establish that your enterprise develops, maintain, and reports operational Key Performance Indicators to management and to Team Members.

  • Ensure you join; lead and facilitate Quality Assessment, processes, Data Analysis, and Performance Improvement activities using the Lean Six Sigma advance Problem Solving methodology.

  • Warrant that your operation operates as a truE Business partner understanding goals and aligning operations to achieve the strategy outlined by Key Stakeholders.

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

  • Ensure you surpass; 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.

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

  • Be certain that your team establishes daily, weekly, and monthly Key Performance Indicators to achieve expected results in quality, delivery, and cost.

  • 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.

  • Establish: 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.

  • Collect and summarize performance data, Identify Opportunities For Improvement, and present findings monthly to the Process Improvement Advisory Committee.

  • Develop: work closely with technical resources to help drive efficiencies and develop continuous Improvement Opportunities and standard methodologies.

  • Be certain that your business develops direct reports in the areas of leadership and job knowledge and provides guidance in the development of work teams and team leads.

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

  • Ensure you involve; understand the stakeholders needs and wants to continue to drive value through your service offerings and performance.

  • 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.

  • Warrant that your planning develops and leads a culture of Continuous Improvement, Lean Thinking, fact based Problem Solving, ownership, and accountability.

  • Establish: 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.

  • Manage: effective management of people, supporting Employee Development and performance excellence through Talent Management initiatives.

  • Steer: 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.

  • Keep track of tools and equipment that are needed to assemble the unit, and keep tools and equipment in good working order.

  • Arrange that your venture coaches and supports all levels of your organization, from front line staff to the Executive Leadership Team.

  • Facilitate Value Stream mapping, Business Process re design, Kaizen, Continuous Improvement, Lean Thinking, Cycle Time reduction, etc.

  • Supervise: direct the development and implementation of activities in production areas to meet production goals, quality and cost objectives.

  • Ensure projects are integrated and aligned with Business Strategy and coordinated with the appropriate Process Owners to accomplish key goals.

  • Ensure you suggest; dedicated to Lean Thinking by getting involved in continuous Improvement Projects, Leadership Development, etc.

  • Head: regularly evaluating organizational efficiency, identifying weak spots, and making necessary changes to maximize Staff Productivity.

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

  • Facilitate Quality Systems, continuous Process Improvements, and safety initiatives in accordance with Lean Thinking throughout your organization.

  • Drive affordability and program Performance Improvement through streamlined processes and shared Best Practices.


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 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 Thinking improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Do you recognize Lean Thinking achievements?

  2. Who has control over resources?

  3. What are the tasks and definitions?

  4. What is an unallowable cost?

  5. What are the costs of delaying Lean Thinking action?

  6. Is there an established Change Management process?

  7. Why do the measurements/indicators matter?

  8. What improvements have been achieved?

  9. Is there a high likelihood that any recommendations will achieve their intended results?

  10. What are predictive Lean Thinking analytics?

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 994 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. 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 Thinking project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

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