Improvement: Efficiency and Quality – applying lean and statistical tools in the appropriate manner to reduce non value added activities, improve the cost structure of the enterprise, and improve quality
Key questions guide and focus the approach:
- Where are we?
- What can be improved?
- What actions should be taken to address gaps in desired performance?
- What approaches are required to achieve a lean foundation, and ongoing improvement?
To answer these questions and drive improvements specific tools are selected and applied to develop an initial current state assessment of the operation / processes, with an understanding of current performance, capability, and initiatives underway. Opportunities are identified for reducing waste and improving productivity and quality. Action plans are developed and integrated to build a lean foundation and support the implementation strategy. During implementation the focus shifts to delivering results by leveraging standard work concepts and continuous improvement.
Below is a list of key, proven tools that DAI applies in improving the efficiency and quality of client organizations.