About Lean Tools

As you delve deeper into Lean principles and take on more complex projects, you will need more advanced tools to record and analyze data. We will look at some of those tools in this session. This is only an introduction; you may need more education to be able to create and use these tools properly.

The first tool that we will look at is a flow chart. You have likely seen or used these before: they literally draw out a process or system. For this reason they are often called system or process maps. We are going to start with a very basic chart, but keep in mind that Lean flow charts can get quite complex.