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Proven strategies for achieving continuous process improvement
Strategic Continuous Process Improvement helps you understand the various tools and methodologies available, which tool to use, and when to use it. The book gives you a strategic way to look at continuous process improvement (CPI), the information needed to review a problem, and then properly define its characteristics. From these characteristics, a choice of CPI methodology or methodologies will evolve and emerge. Selecting the right tool will then define the overall success of the CPI process.
Reducing inventory... Product leveling... Strategic alignment... Total productive maintenance... Benchmarking... Supply chain collaboration... Statistical sampling... Process management... Eliminating waste... Companies today are faced with a lot of pressures, and are forced to reinvent themselves and keep improving in order to stay in business. But which methodology will work and be foolproof? The choices are often overwhelming, including criteria outlined by the American Society for Quality Six Sigma; The Lean/Toyota Production System; Theory of Constraints; ISO 9000; American Production and Inventory Control Society; and the Supply Chain Council. Too many organizations are failing to be competitive, not because they cannot solve problems, but because they don't know which problems to solve and which tool to use. This book clearly explains how to identify problems and select the appropriate tool(s) to solve them.
Strategic Continuous Process ImprovementOffers an overview of continuous process improvement (CPI) principlesDiscusses change management and how to bring commitment to the CPI process at all levelsExplains how to develop a CPI plan of actionShows how to create a world class management CPI environmentIncludes real-world examples from private industry and government sectors describing the specific impact of CPIHelps you understand all the various improvement methodologies available todayPresents strategies applicable to both private and government sectors
Proven methods for achieving continuous process improvement
Resolve quality chaos by creating a link between quality problems and their optimal solutions. With a focus on building an integrated quality environment, Strategic Continuous Process Improvement: Which Quality Tools to Use and When to Use Them begins by discussing the different types of continuous process improvement (CPI) systems available.
This practical guide explains how to implement a strategic performance model and select and integrate appropriate metrics to achieve desired results. Tested techniques for executing an improvement process are included along with real-world examples. The book concludes with a plan to help you sustain an ongoing culture of continuous quality improvement in your organization.
Find out how to: Identify CPI opportunities Evaluate various CPI options using comparative benchmarks Understand the characteristics of each quality option Map CPI characteristics against quality problems Select the appropriate tool to fit a specific quality problem Recognize the role of governance and performance reviews Cascade and communicate CPI throughout your organization Move the needle toward successful process optimization