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Engineering Optimization

Purpose

The purpose for employing Engineering Optimization is to improve the overall performance of a particular product or manufacturing process and to improve the engineering process itself, providing a foundation for better products and processes in the future.

Results

Provides the tools necessary to quickly respond to changing customer needs and new product requirements.

Builds an understanding of traditional vs. new engineering approaches.

Provides an understanding of "proactive", rather than "reactive", engineering methods.

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Kaizen ImpAct

Purpose

Kaizen Improvement Action (ImpAct) teams are coached through a fast-paced process to identify opportunities, experiment with multiple solutions and then implement quick-hit service or operating improvements - in just one week! The ImpAct project method can be used to guide a single team for rapid accomplishment of a one-time project, or to support an organization-wide move to continuous improvement.

Results

Small victories, added together, contribute to astonishing levels of improvement. Paybacks of 10:1 are the norm and often exceed 100:1.

Higher internal and external customer satisfaction.

Reduce defects by more than 75%.

Standardize methods to ensure consistent results.

Reduce waste by more than 75%.

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Process Improvement

Purpose

This workshop equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and methods necessary to document, analyze, develop, and implement improvements and measurement to a critical business process.

Results

Focuses attention on a methodology for process management.

Sends an important signal to members of the organization that management is committed to culture improvement.

 

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Process Re-Engineering

Purpose

The purpose of process re-engineering is to eliminate high pain, high waste business processes. This workshop equips a Process Team with the knowledge, skills, and methods necessary to work effectively as a team with the ability to document, analyze, design, develop, measure, and implement a "re-engineered" critical business process.

Results

Processes that are free of waste, focused on customer requirements, and designed for breakthrough results.

 

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Quality Function Deployment

Purpose

The purpose for employing Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is to improve the overall effectiveness of the product development cycle working economically, rapidly, and achieving optimum quality and customer satisfaction.

Results

Provides the tools necessary to effect improvements within the product development cycle.

Builds an understanding of the priorities most important to the customer and to the future of the organization.

Provides a realistic approach to managing human and material resources.

 

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Statistical Process Control

Purpose

The purpose for employing Statistical Process Control is to monitor and reduce the variation in the critical variables of a process, to improve the process itself, providing a foundation for better products and services in the future.

Results

Provides the tools necessary to understand the sources of variation in a process.

Builds an understanding of "Quality Control" (vs) "Process Control."

Provides an understanding of the economic impact of variation.

 

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