Information & Training.| Improving Process Performance.There are a number of approaches to improving Process Performance. The optimum approach depending on the skills, capabilities, background and preferences of the individuals and the organization involved in driving process improvement. The common “generic” process improvement methodologies are Lean, Just In Time, Statistical Process Control, Validation, TQM, Quality Management, Six Sigma, Design of Experimentation, etc.. Each of these can then be further sub-divided into component elements such as (say) creating a “culture” where employees feel empowered to identify and implement change, or where process capability is assessed and driven to an organization wide capability index of “2”, or where OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) is reported and continually improved, etc..
Objective of the improvement presentation?Will the objective be to cover all possible process improvement methodologies so that the audience gains a taste for each potential improvement approach, or will the objective be to focus on a smaller number of improvement techniques and to go into them in more detail?
1000+ page presentations ?A presentation on process improvement may detail aspects of TQM, Lean, Just In Time, etc. Looking at the presentations available from this website, if each of the approaches to improvement are combined into a single presentation, it will consist of well over 1000 slides. However, realistically, this is excessive for most purposes. Alternatively, modules of the individuals improvement methods can be extracted and added together to give a much shorter overall presentation size, which focuses on the key process improvement methodologies that are in line with the preferences, skills and competences of those charged with implementing process improvement.
For example, if we just talk about “Lean” improvement:Lean focuses on the “elimination of waste”, “continuous improvement” and “involving everyone”. Lean is about understanding the “value stream”, how value gets added and where activity is being performed but which may not be adding value, i.e. lean is focussed on understanding the various types of waste.
For lean organizations, there is a need to promote “continuous improvement” across all aspects of the organization. This may take the form of breakthrough or more regular smaller on-going improvements. It may involve the application of improvement models such as DMAIC or PDCA.
“Involving everyone”, means identifying the internal and external customer, creating a team based approach to problem solving, creating a culture where change improvement is encouraged. “Involving everyone” extends back through the supplier base.
Similarly we can talk about the other process improvement techniques, however, the choice of which approach to improvement is optimum, will need to be taken by those individuals charged with driving improvement within their respective business.
There maybe a single or multiple improvement presentations which are of direct interest to you. Alternatively, if you would like a specific process performance improvement presentation, please contact us and we will be delighted to answer your questions and may be able to create a specific presentation to suit your needs.
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