A high-level process map that defines the scope of a process and its principal suppliers, inputs, outputs, and customers. SIPOC means Supplier > Inputs > Process > Outputs > Customer; however, SIPOC does not typically provide links between any of these items. For example, suppliers are not linked to inputs, customers are not linked to outputs, and so on.
|When to Use||Purpose|
|Pre-project||Identify potential projects by isolating areas of the process that need improvement.|
|Start of project||Scope the project by defining the beginning and end of the process segment that is the focus of the project.|
|Mid-project||Use to identify inputs for simple processes with few inputs.|
No data requirements exist because you only use this tool to collect and organize data.