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Adequacy of An Organization With Regards To  It's Lean Approach & Deployment 

Are the objectives of the approach and deployment of your LEAN strategy in compliance with ISO 18404?

 

Is there objective evidence of a review and adjustment to the Lean strategy at regularly defined, justified intervals in alignment with business objectives, by an appropriate authority?

 ADEQUACY OF THE ORGANIZATION’S 

 LEAN STRATEGY 

Has the organization

  • Maintained and controlled an appropriate, documented Lean strategy?

  • Are the objectives of the approach and deployment of this strategy in compliance with ISO 18404?

  • Defined, maintained and controlled appropriate approaches and/or plans of defined action to achieve these objectives.

  • Is this Lean strategy a part of the organization’s overall strategy?  (separate document is acceptable.)

 ADEQUACY OF THE SKILLS & 

 COMPETENCIES OF THE KEY PERSONNEL 

  • Determined the necessary competencies for Lean personnel subject to the minimum competencies contained in this International Standard.

  • Where applicable, provided training or took other actions to achieve the necessary competence.

  • Maintained the competencies of its personnel at appropriate levels.

  • Evaluated the effectiveness of the actions taken,

  • Ensured that its personnel are aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of their objectives.

  • Maintained appropriate records of education, training, skills, competencies and experience.

 ADEQUACY OF THE ORGANIZATION’S 

 LEAN ARCHITECTURE 

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  • Is there objective evidence the organization has defined, maintained and controlled  Lean architecture appropriate to the organizational culture, to include infrastructure, steering committees, reporting structures, responsibilities/ accountabilities, support?

  • Is there objective evidence the organization has defined, maintained and controlled appropriate numbers and disposition of Lean personnel, at appropriate competence levels (see ISO 13053-1)?

  • Is there objective evidence the organization has defined, maintained and controlled appropriate decision- making processes for the Lean approach and deployment?

 ADEQUACY AND CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT   OF ORGANIZATIONAL DEPLOYMENT 

Is there objective evidence the organization has

  • Defined, maintained and controlled appropriate deployment metrics to ascertain the adequacy, or otherwise, of Lean deployment and its continual

  • Determined the required targets for these metrics, reviewed the achievement against these targets.

  • Reviewed the continued relevance of the metrics and targets and update as appropriate.

RESOURCE 
 MANAGEMENT 

 GENERAL 

Is there objective evidence the organization has defined and identified key personnel.

 PROVISION OF RESOURCES 

Determined the necessary competencies for Lean personnel subject to the minimum competencies contained in this International Standard.

  • Where applicable, provided training or took other actions to achieve the necessary competence.

  • Maintained the competencies of its personnel at appropriate levels.

  • Evaluated the effectiveness of the actions taken,

  • Ensured that its personnel are aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of their objectives.

  • Maintained appropriate records of education, training, skills, competencies and experience.

 ONGOING MONITORING OF REQUIREMENTS 

Is there objective evidence the organization has, at regular defined intervals, reviewed and adjusted appropriate resources for the Lean measurement, analysis and improvement.

 KEY PERSONNEL 

Is there objective evidence key personnel have

 

  • Demonstrated attainment against defined competencies and objectives,

  • Actively maintained and enhanced their skills and competencies, and

  • Actively maintained personal records of their training, skills, competencies and experience.?

MAINTAINING COMPETENCE 
 OF KEY PERSONNEL 

 LEAN PRACTITIONERS 

  • Lean practitioners shall prepare and produce a portfolio of evidence of work experience. These portfolios form the basis of status review and will usually be reviewed internally every year by a Lean leader.

  • Status will be renewed subject to satisfactory evidence

 ORGANIZATION 

  • The organization shall plan and implement the monitoring, measurement, analysis and improvement processes needed to

    • Demonstrate attainment of defined objectives and deployment metrics,

    • Ensure continued applicability of the approaches and/or plans of action, and

    • Enable organizational learning and continually improve the effectiveness of the implementation.

  • This shall include determination of applicable methods and justification of these methods to the appropriate authority, to include statistical techniques as appropriate and the extent of their use.

 LEAN LEADERS 

  • Lean leaders shall prepare and produce a portfolio of evidence of work experience. These portfolios form the basis of status review and will normally be

    • Reviewed internally every year, and

    • Reviewed every three years by an appropriate authority.

  • Status will be renewed subject to satisfactory evidence.

 LEAN EXPERTS 

  • Lean experts shall prepare a portfolio of evidence of work experience. These portfolios form the basis of status review and will normally be reviewed every three years by an appropriate authority.

  • Status will be renewed subject to satisfactory evidence.

 MAINTAINING COMPETENCE OF THE ORGANIZATION 

  • The competence of an organization is to be reviewed every three years by an appropriate authority.

  • More frequent internal reviews are recommended.

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