Lean Manufacturing Online Assessment

How well do these statements correspond to your facility? An Road Map for Lean Manufacturing Implementation is automated for you

The tool is inpired by Read a Plant - Fast, by R. Eugene Goodson. Published by Harvard Business Review 2002.

1. Our plant is safe, clean, and well organized. When guests come to visit our plant, there is no need to do some extra cleaning

No, it does not apply to our plant Yes, it corresponds to our plant

No, it is not so important Yes, it is very important

2. Material is moved only once and as short distance as possible in appropriate containers

No, it does not apply to our plant Yes, it corresponds to our plant

No, it is not so important Yes, it is very important

3. Information, in relation to production, deliveries and quality, are constantly updated and clearly visible for everyone to see.

No, it does not apply to our plant Yes, it corresponds to our plant

No, it is not so important Yes, it is very important

4. The need for preventive maintenance and cleaning is determined for every machine. All duties are carried out according to schedule by trained personnel.

No, it does not apply to our plant Yes, it corresponds to our plant

No, it is not so important Yes, it is very important

5. We constantly fine-tune processes using important data, informed facts, and statistical methods.

No, it does not apply to our plant Yes, it corresponds to our plant

No, it is not so important Yes, it is very important

6. All work-procedures are standardized. They are reviewed and improved by the work-teams on a regular basis.

No, it does not apply to our plant Yes, it corresponds to our plant

No, it is not so important Yes, it is very important

7. The production pace is based on the actual orders from the costumers and is regularly updated on daily or hourly basis.

No, it does not apply to our plant Yes, it corresponds to our plant

No, it is not so important Yes, it is very important

8. Set-ups are quick, simple and frequent

No, it does not apply to our plant Yes, it corresponds to our plant

No, it is not so important Yes, it is very important

9. Our personnel are flexible and cross-trained. It is common for our staff to help other departments, when needed.

No, it does not apply to our plant Yes, it corresponds to our plant

No, it is not so important Yes, it is very important

10. Work-related ‘improvement' meetings are regular and involve all employees.

No, it does not apply to our plant Yes, it corresponds to our plant

No, it is not so important Yes, it is very important

11. All downtimes in the bottlenecks are recorded, and the results are used to improve the equipment and routines.

No, it does not apply to our plant Yes, it corresponds to our plant

No, it is not so important Yes, it is very important

12. Our suppliers are highly-dependable and reliable. We constantly track their delivery accuracy and quality record as a matter of policy. This way, there is no need to do quality control on most incoming goods.

No, it does not apply to our plant Yes, it corresponds to our plant

No, it is not so important Yes, it is very important

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Lean Manufacturing Implemetation tool by Oskar Olofsson, 2009


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