Chapter 3

BASICS Model: Assess/Analyze (A)

The A in our BASICS model stands for Assess and Analyze, and the goal of this chapter is to introduce the tools and methodology in order to understand the current condition or what we call “as-is” state. The purpose is to document and question every step in every process and see if it can be eliminated, rearranged, simplified, or combined to make the operator’s job easier (see Figure 3.1.)

Figure 3.1  The BASICS six-step model for Lean implementation—analyze. (Source: BIG Training Materials.)

The rest of this book will now introduce a structured approach for problem-solving regardless of how the problem ...

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