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Lean Business Health Checklist
How Lean is your Organisation?
Only check the boxes that apply to your organisation, then click next to proceed.
Step 1 of 8
Are all tools, materials and information kept in an organised manner?
Do team members know where to find things?
Is equipment, materials etc. put back in their defined and labelled location and is the workplace kept clean and tidy?
Is the performance of the workplace visualised? Can you tell by looking how the area/dept is performing?
Are the goals of the business defined, cascaded and visualised to the department & to the individual level?
Is the status of major projects easily understood by all in the workplace with next Steps & progress clearly defined?
Are all relevant skills and capabilities of team members known and visualised?
Is there an active plan to cross skill team members to A: ensure critical processes are sufficiently covered and B: to provide individuals professional development opportunities?
Is there an accurate understanding of workload requirements and from this, active workload balancing applied to all operations?
Quality & Standardisation:
Are quality levels understood by all and acted upon on a daily basis to ensure customer satisfaction?
Have standard operating procedures been developed for critical processes and are they being followed?
Is the team using a common language and set of tools when addressing quality issues (5 Why, Fishbone diagrams, 8D etc.).
Do they come together regular as a team to solve issues?
Is material replenishment and core value add operational processing being triggered based on genuine customer demand? In other words is “what we’re ordering” or “what we’re doing” really needed by a customer today or being ordered/done just in case?
Process Design & Orientation:
Has the development of work processes and the physical layout of the workplace been designed along Lean principles?
Are processes reviewed to ensure work load balancing is optimised?
Are batch sizes minimised?
Are people and processes as much as possible grouped together in work cells?
Do team members actively come up with and work on improvement ideas?
Is it generally understood and accepted that if something needs to change to improve then this will happen?
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