Free Tools, Templates, and Mini-Courses on Operational Excellence (Lean, TPM, WCM)

Tools and Templates - Red Belts & above

A3 Problem-Solving Template

Get your template in multiple languages so you can start solving problems!

Problem-Solving Skills Assessment

Assess your Team Problem-Solving skills to identify your strengths and opportunities!

TWI Job Breakdown Sheet Template

Get your template in multiple languages, so you can train others effectively!

Leadership Skills Assessment

Assess your Leadership Culture and Change skills to identify your strengths and opportunities!

Kaizen Event Agenda Template

Get a proven customizable Excel Template to prepare for your next event!

Free Mini-Courses - Red to Orange Belt

5-Why Analysis

How to lead a 5-Why Analysis to find the root cause of an issue.

Process Mapping

How to map any process so that you can improve it!

Job Instruction Trainer

Become a more effective 1-on-1 trainer using TWI! 

Coaching

Become a more effective 1-on-1 coach using GROW (with practice)!

5S Workplace Organization

What is 5S, its benefits to your coworkers, and best practices.  

Autonomous Maintenance Steps

What are the steps and the responsibilities of an AM Team.   

Safety Leader

Why and How To Engage Your Employees in Safety Improvement. 

DMS Accountability Process

How to Successfully Implement the Daily Management System (DMS) Accountability Process and avoid any failures.

Free Tools and Templates - for Orange, Yellow, Green and Black Belts

FMEA Template

Get your template in multiple languages so you can start preventing problems!

OpEx Skills Assessment

Assess the most critical OpEx skills to identify your strengths and opportunities!

Kaizen Planning Template

Get your template in multiple languages, to start planning your Kaizen event! 

Advanced OpEx Skills Assessment

Assess a subset of the skills (Yellow Belt to Black Belt) to identify your strengths and opportunities!

Free Mini-Courses - Develop into a Green or Black Belt

Continuous Improvement Manager

How to win in your first 90 days and beyond as a CI Manager

Focused Improvement

Start Focused Improvement now to improve OEE & Delivery in 90 days!

Why Pillars and an Operating System

What are Pillars and how can an Operating System benefit your team, site, division and company. 

Value Stream Mapping

How Can VSM help you reduce lead-time, why and when to use a detailed future state VSM for kanban, flow, and pull.

Quick Changeover (SMED)

Why and how to do a Quick Changeover project using the Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) steps.  

Quality Leader

Why and how Quality leadership should move past reactive quality and reduce the total cost of quality.

Machine Reliability = TPM + RCM

How Total Productive Maintenance and Reliability Centered Maintenance work together to achieve reliability excellence.

Commercial Excellence

Why break the silos between Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Product Engineering, Supply Chain and Operations to increase sales and revenue. 

FMEA - Why and How

How a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis can help your design a better process, product, or equipment and prevent issues. 

Digital Transformation

Get your organization thinking about a Digital Transformation, its benefits, and how to get started.

Free Tools and Templates - for Black Belts and Gray Belts

OpEx Champion and Sponsor Skills Assessment

Assess the most critical OpEx skills to identify your strengths and opportunities!

OpEx Success 360 Survey

Operational Excellence Feedback from your Internal Customers in 7 days for free!

Strategic Planning Workshop Template

Get your agenda template in multiple languages, to start planning your workshop! 

OpEx Deployment A3 Template

Use this proven template as a starting point to deploy your Operating System. 

OpEx Coach Assessment

If you'd be interested in coaching Simulation exercises, this will help you identify your strengths and opportunities.  

Free Mini-Courses - Develop into a Gray Belt

Blended Learning for Adults

Why adults learn differently and how to design more effective skills development programs.

Why Pillars and an Operating System

What are Pillars and how can an Operating System benefit your team, site, division and company. 

Commercial Excellence

Why break the silos between Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Product Engineering, Supply Chain and Operations to increase sales and revenue. 

Digital Transformation

Get your organization thinking about a Digital Transformation, its benefits, and how to get started.

Strategic Planning

Cascade aligned objectives and KPIs with a robust Strategic Planning process!

Situational Leadership Development

Learn why and how to develop situational leadership skills and promote future leaders from within!

Coaching

Become a more effective 1-on-1 coach using GROW (with practice)!

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