This survey is an important effort to better understand the state of Lean Manufacturing implementations across companies of all sizes. Once completed, the results will be compiled into a comprehensive report to help practitioners better understand areas that help to get the best results in Lean implementations and also what does not. Your participation will help give important insights that can help us all improve.

In appreciation for taking the time to participate in this survey, you will receive a free copy of the report with its findings. Participation should only take 15 minutes of your time.

For each question, select the response that most closely matches your organization. All responses will remain anonymous.

We thank you in advance for your participation and thoughtful responses.

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Title/Function

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* 3. Company

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* 4. Email address (so we can send you the resulting research report)

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* 5. Type of business

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* 6. This survey response reflects information for:

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* 7. Industry (check one only)

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* 8. Total Revenue for Entire Organization:

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* 9. Number of Employees for Entire Organization

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* 10. Number of Locations

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* 11. How would you describe your organization’s Lean initiative this year?

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* 12. How does this compare to last year?

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* 13. Has the pandemic affected your Lean implementation?

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* 14. Which of the following activities are part of your implementation (select all that apply)

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* 15. Currently, Lean is being applied/pursued in which areas of the company? (please select all that apply)

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* 16. How would you describe your organization’s 5S initiative this year?

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* 17. How does this compare to last year?

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* 18. Has the pandemic affected your 5S implementation?

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* 19. Has your organization experienced a “trigger” event that has increased awareness of the need for a continuous improvement approach such as Lean?

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* 20. To what extent has your organization used initiatives other than Lean?

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* 21. For what primary reason does your organization employ Lean?

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* 22. Which of the following Lean tools have you employed? (select all that apply)

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* 23. Has waste in your processes been quantified? (choose the answer that most closely matches your company)

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* 24. Please select the efforts that have been made to reduce waiting (select the one that best describes your company)

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* 25. We employ the following methods to ensure we do not waste talent: (select all that apply)

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* 26. Please select the steps you have taken to reduce or eliminate transportation throughout the manufacturing process, from the supply chain to material delivery and within specific production areas.

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* 27. We have taken steps to reduce Inventory across the five major categories: finished goods, sub-assembly, raw component, office supplies and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)?

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* 28. How many of the following actions have been taken to reduce inventory build up from taking up valuable space and impacting your cash flow? (select one that closest resembles your company)

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* 29. Which of the following actions have you taken to reduce unnecessary motion? Motion includes bending, reaching, lifting and walking. Something as simple as sharing a tool between workstations can lead to a lot of wasted motion in retrieving it.

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* 30. Have you used methods to visualize the path of the value stream you provide to the customer?

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* 31. We have taken steps to eliminate wasteful overprocessing, including:

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* 32. Are the bottlenecks defined?

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* 33. How have you addressed overproduction to avoid excess inventory and obsolescence?

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* 34. How would you describe your efforts to reduce defects? (choose the one that best describes your company)

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* 35. Do value streams have formal owners? (choose the one that best describes your company)

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* 36. As an effort to maximize Kaizen, we employ the following:

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* 37. Does your organization employ work-in-process (WIP) limits?

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* 38. Which of the following activities does your company do as an effort toward continuous improvement? (check all that apply)

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* 39. To what extent are you employing quality control measures?

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* 40. We track metrics related to total cost as an effort to:

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* 41. We measure the effectiveness of our safety efforts via:

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* 42. Which of the following 7 Measures of Performance do you employ? (check all that apply)

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* 43. We employ a 5S organizational methodology to complement our Lean implementation

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* 44. In order to “sustain” your 5S efforts, do you (check all that apply)

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* 45. Please rate your effectiveness on the following aspects of the 5S methodology (5 pt likert scale)

  Not at all effective Slightly effective Moderately effective Very effective Extremely effective
Sort
Set in Order
Shine
Standardize
Sustain

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* 46. To what extent have you employed color coding standards? (select all that apply)

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* 47. As a part of “sort” do you hold red tag events?

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* 48. In which ways do you use aisle and floor marking? (select all that apply)

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* 49. What efforts have you implemented to support “set in order”?

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* 50. Which of the following are you doing to ensure your “shine” efforts are on point? (select all that apply)

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* 51. We are employing floor marking in compliance with OSHA regulations

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* 52. Our workplaces have been evaluated and exhibit good ergonomic design principles

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* 53. We employ the following approaches to alert employees visually of any possible dangerous areas: (select all that apply)

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* 54. We have taken the following efforts with our lean implementation to help affect safety: (select all that apply)

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* 55. Is there anything else you would like us to know about your experiences with your lean initiatives in 2020?

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* 56. Does your organization use the term 5S or 6S?

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