Phases of a Process Improvement Event


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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