In a way they should be seen as very similar to the gates in the Stage and Gate project management tool, however, in this instance they relate to the company rather than a specific project. There are 4 Gateways:

  • Factory in-bound
    Department in-bound
    Internal out-bound
    External out-bound

As with stage and gate there are specific rules governing the Gateways that need to be clearly communicated and adhered to.