They say a carpenter is only as good as their tools, and in the world of Lean Six Sigma, we have a belt full of useful tools. Below are links to some of the more common templates and tools we use here on campus. Remember to check in with the OE team prior to starting a project so we can help equip you with everything you'll need.

Templates & Tools

We've sorted the templates and tools by the five phases of the Lean Six Sigma strategy for process improvement: DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)Click on the name of the phase to access the toolset for that phase.

Define Phase: What problem would you like to fix?

The tools and templates found here are used to identify your improvement opportunity and establish the goals of your project.

 

Measure Phase: How does the process currently perform?

Before you can truly fix a problem, you must first understand it. These tools and templates will help you map your current process and establish meaningful baseline data against which you will be able to measure data from your future process.

 

Analyze Phase: What is causing the problem?

You can use these resources to analyze data from your current process and identify root causes of your problem.

 

Improve Phase: How will the team mitigate the root causes of the problem?

Once you've identified what's causing the problem, you're ready to find the solution. You can use these tools and templates to identify potential solutions, map out and plan your new process, and identify risk factors.

 

Control Phase: How do you sustain the improvement?

Finally, you're ready to implement your solution. These tools and templates can help you with the implementation and control of your new process.

 

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