Standard Work is important part of lean initiatives in that it provides the most efficient way to perform a process or task. It is also important to note that successful Standard Work efforts are always a collaborative effort with those who work in the areas.
Colorful example of a Fishbone or Ishikawa or "Cause and Effect" diagram.This tool will help you drill down to root causes of defects and identify possible failure modes. You will use this graphical tool in conjunction with the Five Whys method of quest
Complex, awkward, possibly confusing. This is not a lovely graphic, but boy does it cram a lot of good stuff into a small space. Problem solving is a crucial project management skill, and DMAIC is one of the best tools/toolsets.