Improving processes, adding value and delivering sustainable growth.
We help small and medium sized businesses improve their repetitive processes. We can help you free up your time, reduce costs, make more, make quicker or make less mistakes. We use the right methods to help you achieve your goals faster. Take a look at our services below to help you find the right process improvement tool for you, or give us a ring it’s quicker.
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT TOOLS
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PROCESS IMPROVEMENT TOOL
There are lots of methods touted as the latest easy solution to business success. Unfortunately, the only guaranteed way to succeed is having a good plan, taking the right approach and working hard.
We are often asked, which is the best process improvement method? Our response is always the same, process improvement methodologies are just tools to help your reach your goals. If you know your business goals and use the right improvement tools you can achieve outstanding results quickly.
You should always start with the end in mind, your projects and goals should always align with your business strategy. When you have defined your business strategy you can then convert this into medium-term business objectives, these are generally commercial in nature, such as gain market share, increase revenue or penetrate a new sector. These are usually underpinned by measurable operational goals, such as reduce costs, increase capacity, improve delivery, reduce defects, add capability, improve safety, improve flexibility or our favourite ‘free up my bloody time so I can get on with growing my business’. Finally, from here you can define and commission projects, these are focused efforts dedicated to meeting operational goals.
Now that you have defined a project which is aligned with your business strategy, you can choose the most appropriate tool or approach. If it’s an obvious improvement, do a quick check with the stakeholders to make sure it does not clash with other activities, and just get on with it. If the problem is well defined and needs a structured approach, Lean Tools are generally the most suitable. If the root cause of a problem is unknown or complex, you may need to use the more statistical approach of Six Sigma. For higher risk and significant investments, computer modelling is the best solution to test and evaluate an idea before committing. It can help provide foresight, by creating a powerful and accurate Predictive Simulation. If you are aiming to build, a sustainable continuous improvement culture, you need to invest in your people and cultivate the right attitudes and behaviours. Creating the right culture takes time, dedication and focus. Investing in your people gives them the essential skills to help you stay ahead of the competition. Selecting the right Training brings rewards both for you and your employees.
If you would like help choosing the right process improvement tool for your business, then get in touch, we are here to help you succeed.
What our clients say...
Production Support 56 have helped us create an accurate, visual representation of our production line. They have used our data and created a model to help us see where there are any restrictions or bottle-necks. We used this data to help us make value-adding decisions to improve the production process, saving valuable resources.
The process was extremely well organised, it happened in a timely manner and they produced legible, fact based results. I would highly recommend the PS56 team and look forward to working with them on more projects in the future.