Phases of a Process Improvement Event

Phase 0: Study (Selecting The Project Framework)

Concerns/Expectations

Problem Definition (Separating Cause from Effect)
- What is the Problem?
- Why is it a Problem?
- Why Solve the Problem? (or not)

Project Goals (If Accomplished, Will Resolve The Problems)

Attributes (Priority Matrix) Identify Market Driven Value Added Characteristics

Performance Profile (Baseline Current Performance and Set Stretch Targets)

Constraints (Identify Perception of Road Blocks)

Phase 1: Evaluation

- Opportunity
     - Customer Requirements
     - Products and flow
     - Business Needs
     - Processes and Equipment
     - Workplace Organization
     - Demand Level or Readiness
     - Need for rapid improvement
     - Enthusiasm/spirit
     - Culture
- Decision to Continue

Phase 2: Planning

- Boundaries
- Objectives
- Management Education and Expectations
- Data Collection
- Detailed Plan for Success

Phase 3: Workshop

 - First Day
 
    - Management briefing (1-2 hours)
     - Lean Thinking/Waste elimination education
     - Brief education review
     - Vision
     - Expectations
     - Implement teams
     - Take action

- Days 2 - 4
     - Implement/Simulation
     - Daily report/Education

- Day 5
     - Implement
     - Final report out

 Phase 4: Follow-up

- Hold the gains
- Move forward
      - Complete action items
      - Expand to more areas

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