Add data to a shape

On a process map, you add data to shapes to help you better understand your process.

What data can I add?

You can add the following data to shapes on a process map:
X Variable
An independent input variable that affects the outcome of a process. For example, vendors affect the delivery time and cost of parts. Therefore, "vendor" could be an x variable for a "purchase parts" shape.
Y Variable
A dependent output variable of a process. For example, delivery time, and cost depend on the vendor. Therefore, delivery time, and cost could be y variables for a "purchase parts" shape.
Process Data
Helps you to understand the efficiency of your process. For example, you can add DPMO, yield, scrap and rework.
Lean Data
Helps you to understand the value stream of a process. For example, you can add cycle time, standard deviation, FTE, and average queue.
Note

If the data you want to add is not in the Variables dialog box, or the Process or Lean task panes, you can add it. Go to Manage data fields from the task pane.

Add variables to a shape

  1. Right-click the shape, choose Shape Data, and then choose Add Variables.
  2. In the Variables task pane, in the section for the variable you want to create, choose any of the following options:
    Option Description
    New Create a new variable.
    Move Move an existing variable from one shape to the selected shape.
    Copy X Create a new variable by copying an existing X variable.
    Copy Y Create a new variable by copying an existing Y variable.

Add process and lean data to a shape

  1. Complete either of the following steps:
    • To add process data, right-click the shape, choose Shape Data, and then choose Add Process Data.
    • To add lean data, right-click the shape, choose Shape Data, and then choose Add Lean Data.
  2. In the task pane, enter values for the data you want to add.
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