Process Improvements and Efficiencies

Lean Techniques Using the Basic Seven

Quality professionals have long considered the following set of tools to be the basis for mastering quality management. First emphasized by Kaoru Ishikawa, a professor of engineering at Tokyo University and recognized as the father of qualify management, these tools are indispensable.  We can guide you through the use of these tools and lend structure to the process of identifying and implementing solutions.


  • Cause-and-effect diagram (sometimes referred to as the Ishikawa or fishbone diagram).
  • Check sheets.
  • Control charts.
  • Histograms.
  • Pareto charts.
  • Scatter diagrams.
  • Stratification (a technique sometimes referred to as "flowcharting" or "run charts").


Our resources are trained in the application of Lean techniques.


Our resources are trained in numerous techniques and methods for process improvements, including Lean methodolgies: