These tools have been made available to NWLEAN members from various sources. The files may be used for training purposes or for individual study, and are subject to NWLEAN policies.
If you have files you would like to contribute, please send the files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prior to making a submission, please review our submissions policy.
The files provided are in the following categories:
- 5S info, tools
- Lean Assessments
- General documents & White papers
- Improvement Workshops
- Value Stream Mapping
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NEW ON THE CD VERSION: Lots of files, templates, macros to assist in your LEAN efforts. We'll eventually get them up on the website, but in the meantime, you can test them yourself. Of course, we've virus checked them, but not much else!
To download a file, click on the desired file below. WE ARE CURRENTLY UPDAING AND REORGANIZING THIS AREA OF THE WEBSITE, so all files may not be available. However, the CD contains all of these files, and more!
5S info, tools
General Documents, White Papers
Value Stream Mapping
Generic 6S (form, log) - An MS Powerpoint presentation by Steve Wells, Lockheed/Martin
Setup Reduction (form, log) - An MS Powerpoint presentation by Dan Stoelb, Wood Quality Network
PQ Analysis (form, log) - A spreadsheet by Brian Lindung of Russell Williams Ltd.
Organizational Equipment Effectiveness (form, log)
5 O'clock world - A paper by Dan Stoelb, Wood Quality Network
Kanban/Pull Simulation (One Cup Game!)
Kanban/Pull Simulations (Paper airplanes!)
Kanban card example - submitted by Valerio Silva
Lean Personnel Model (How should we deal with excess personnel?)
Approaches for Simplification of the Material Flows in a Facility prior to Design of its Layout - submitted by Huang/Zhang/Zhou, Ohio State University
Generic Lean Overview
Toyota Manufacturing System - The house of continuous improvement
WHITE PAPER: Supplier development
Right brain or left brain? A Challenge
Principles and Practices of Lean Mfg - Jon C. Yingling, University of Kentucky
Beyond Lean -submitted by Jamie Flinchbaugh, Lean Learning Center
When to use Statistics, One-piece flow, or Mistake-proofing to improve Quality - submitted by Michel Baudin, MMTI
First Do No Harm - submitted by Michel Baudin, MMTI