Lean Tools and Techniques

Lean Correlation Matrix

Matrix below attempts to provide a partial list of Lean Tools & Techniques which can be deployed in manufacturing situations.  As a tool is deployed the same may contribute improving the specific situation. 

"X" = Strong Correlation
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Lean Tools & Techniques
Pull Princi-
ple
Process Orien-tation
Perfect Quality
Flexibility
Standardiz-
ation
Continuous Improve-
ment
Inventory Control
Information Control
Employee Morale/ Empower-
ment
 
 
Suggested opportunities for deployment
 
 
Visual Management
 
X
 
 
 
X
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
X
 
X
X
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
TPM
 
 
X
 
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick Changeover
X
 
X
X
 
 
X
 
X
 
 
 
 
Value Stream Mapping & Design
X
X
 
X
 
X
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poka Yoke
 
 
X
 
 
X
X
 
X
 
 
 
 
Total Quality Control
 
 
X
 
 
X
X
 
X
 
 
 
 
Policy Deployment
 
X
 
 
 
X
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
Total Employee Involvement
 
 
 
 
 
X
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
Pull-System (Kanban)
X
 
 
X
 
X
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
Standardized Work
 
X
X
 
X
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
Flexible Work
X
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
Point of Use System/
Ship-to-Line
X
X
 
X
 
 
X
 
X
 
 
 
 
Kaizen-Workshops
 
 
X
 
 
X
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
Supplier Development
X
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Low- Cost Automation (Autonomation)
 
X
 
X
X
 
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flow Oriented Layout
X
X
 
 
 
 
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
Holistic Production Plan.
X
X
X
X
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
Design for Manufacturing Assembly (DFMA)
 
 
X
X
 
X
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ergonomic Work Design
 
 
X
 
X
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
Technology Planning
 
X
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supplier Integration
 
X
 
X
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This matrix is intended to serve as a guideline.  Variations do exists from industry to industry