FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) Template

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What is FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)? Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a risk management tool that identifies and quantifies the influence of potential failures in a process. FMEA analyzes potential failures using three criteria: Occurrence (failure cause and frequency) Severity (impact of the failure) Detection (likelihood of failure detection) The three criteria…

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A3 Problem Solving Template

What is A3? On a literal level, A3 refers to an 11×17 piece of paper. In the process improvement world, it is the name for a one-page problem-solving tool that captures the background, current state or condition of the process, and proposed improvements. A3 development often occurs after issues are unearthed using the Eight Waste…

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Project Charter Template

What is a Project Charter? A Project Charter is a Lean tool that outlines a process improvement project for both the process improvement team as well as leadership. Teams use the charter to clarify the process issue being addressed, the reason for addressing it, and what success looks like for those working on it. It’s…

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SIPOC Template

SIPOC template

What is a SIPOC? A SIPOC (Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, and Customers) is a high-level view of a process that is helpful when framing process improvement efforts to retain focus on the customer and the ultimate output of a process. Supplier– Person/organization that provides input to a process. Input– Resources that is added to a…

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