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Table 2 The frequency of methods or tools of lean used in Chinese hospitals

From: Organizational issues for the lean success in China: exploring a change strategy for lean success

Rank Methods or Tools Rank Methods or Tools
1st 5S (Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) related 31 17th Kanban 2
2nd Value Stream Map 24 17th Pareto analysis 2
2nd Fishbone Diagram 24 23th Just In Time 1
4th Six Sigma 19 23th Push 1
5th Work-out 16 23th Transaction improvement 1
6th Visual management 12 23th Zero inventory 1
7th DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) 11 23th Jidoka 1
8th Brainstorming 10 23th Water spider 1
8th PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) 10 23th Takt Time and One piece flow 1
10th Spaghetti Chart 8 23th Scenario simulation 1
10th QCC (Quality Control Circles) 8 23th Monte Carlo simulation 1
12th SOP (Standard Operation Procedure) 7 23th SIPOC (Supplier, Input, Process, Output, Customer) 1
13th Pull System 5 23th Three-point estimation 1
14th ECRS (Seliminate, combine, rearrange, simplfify) 3 23th RPN (Risk Priority Number) 1
14th Standard Work 3 23th CTQ (Critical-To-Quality) 1
14th Flow Chart 3 23th Control influence matrix 1
17th Location management 2 23th Failure Mode and Effect Analysis 1
17th 5WlH (Who, When, Where, What, Why, How) 2 23th GRPI (Goal, Rote, Process, Interpersonal relationship) 1
17th Pokayake 2 23th Root cause analysis 1
17th 80/20 principle 2