Classification of Lean Tools

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Student (University), United States

Classification of Lean Tools

Can you briefly explain how to classify lean tools?
I mean: different people seem to classify Lean tools in different ways, for example according to the 8 wastes. Who can give me another way to classify tools for Lean?

Analyst, India

Lean Tool Classification

I would like to classify lean tools on the basis of their UTILITY. Like we can have tools for:
- Statistical purpose: hypothesis testing like Chi Square methodology
- Analysis purpose: Fishbone diagram, Pareto chart, Scatter plot
- Monitoring purpose: X-bar, R-bar chart. CP and CPK.

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