The Talent Appraisal Test (TA) is the shorter version of any of the Global Standard Tests: it is a tool created to facilitate the assessment of an individual’s preparation in the fields of Lean, Six Sigma, and Operations. Talent Appraisal tests are also updated periodically, which means that it can be useful to take them routinely not only to practice before taking the real test but also to keep one’s preparation current over time. Moreover, it is the perfect tool for HR specialists and recruiters to test candidates’ preparation during an interview.

  • Lean Talent Appraisal Test, Six Sigma TA and Operations TA consist of 15 questions, candidates will have 20 minutes to answer them;
  • Lean Six Sigma TA consists of 20 questions, candidates will have 25 minutes to answer them;
  • A score of 75% is required to pass the tests.
  • Lean TA:  Value & Waste / JIT / TQC / Operational Stability.
  • Six Sigma TA: VOC, Process Mapping, C&E Matrix, FMEA, Process Capability, Statistical Analysis, RCA, SPC, Control Plans.
  • Operations Management TA: Principles of Operations Management, Basics of Supply Chain Management.
To help you with your test, we have listed the best of suggested literature.
  1. Ohno, T., , Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production (English translation ed.), Productivity Press., Portland, Oregon, 1988, pp. 75-76.
  2. Liker, Jeffrey K., 2004, The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer., McGraw-Hill, New York, 2004.
  3. Hino, S., Inside the Mind of Toyota: Management Principles for Enduring Growth., Productivity Press, New York, 2005.
  4. Wilson, L, How To Implement Lean Manufacturing, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2009.
  5. Mann, D., Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions , Second Edition, Productivity Press, New York, 2010.
  6. Womack, J. P.; Jones, D. T.,  Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation Revised and Updated, Free Press, New York, 2003.
  7. Pyzdek, T., Keller, P., The Six Sigma Handbook, Third Edition, New York, McGrew-Hill, 2009.
  8. Brook, Q., 2014, Lean Six Sigma and Minitab (4th Edition): The Complete Toolbox Guide for Business Improvement, a cura di Brook-Piper, H., OPEX Resources Ltd, Londra, 2014.
  9. Breyfogle, F.W., Implementing Six Sigma, Second Edition: Smarter Solutions Using Statistical Methods, Productivity Press, New York, 2003.
  10. L. George, M. L., Maxey, J., Rowlands, D., Price M., 2004, The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed, Mc Grew-Hill, New York, 2004.
  11. Roderick, A., Munro, Ph.D., Maio, M. J., Nawaz, M. B., Ramu, G., Zrymiak, D.J., The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ASQ Quality Press, 2008.
  12. Kubiak, T.M., Benbow, D.W., The Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook, Second Edition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ASQ Quality Press, 2009.
  13. Arnold, J.R., Chapman, S.N., Clive L.M., Introduction to Materials Management (7th Edition),  Prentice Hall, Upon Saddle River, New Jersey, 2011.
  14. Stevenson, W., Operations Management McGraw-Hill Series in Operations and Decision Sciences, McGrew-Hill, New York, 2014.
  15. Goldratt, E.M., Cox, J.,  The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, North River Pr, Great Barrington, 2012.
  16. Christopher, M., Logistics and Supply Chain Management (4th Edition) (Financial Times Series), Prentice Hall, Upon Saddle River, New Jersey, 2011.

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