DILO (Day In the Life Of) templates

This page gives a few DILO Excel templates and PowerPoint templates. Each template is made to be used according to the DILO methodology and tools page and the DILO How -To practical guide page.

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The PDCA cycle or Deming wheel: how and why to use it

The PDCA cycle, often referred to as the "Deming Wheel" in honor of W. Edwards Deming, is an iterative method for continuous process or product improvement. The acronym PDCA stands for Plan, Do, Check, and Act.
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Lean assessment tools review

How many times have we looked for Lean manufacturing assessment tools or analysis tools, such as Lean maturity Excel scoring? For my part, often by spending a lot of time on Google or by asking my fellow consultants. With not always satisfactory results.

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Ishikawa diagram and root cause analysis

The Ishikawa diagram, also known as the fishbone diagram or cause and effect diagram, is a problem-solving method centered on cause analysis to identify root causes. This technique was developed by Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa, a Japanese quality management expert.
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8D method (8 disciplines)

The 8D (8 Disciplines) method is a structured approach to problem solving. It is often used to address quality issues in manufacturing, but it is applicable to a variety of sectors and situations.
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A3 is a principle, not a problem-solving method !!

No, the "A3 method" is not a problem-solving method! It's a principle used during problem solving that encourages brevity and clarity and facilitates communication.
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The 5 whys method: how and when to use it

The "5 Whys" method is a technique used to understand the root causes of a problem. It was originally developed by Taiichi Ohno, the chief engineer of the Toyota production system.

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5W2H or 5W1H methods: how and when to use them

The 5W2H method is a tool used to facilitate the analysis, understanding, or description of a situation or a problem. It helps to gather all essential information in a structured manner. The definition of 5W2H is: What, Who, Where, When, How, How many, Why.

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