A next generation business process management a paradigm shift system is needed for businesses to thrive and be competitive in the future. Current systems often lead to firefighting problems that continually reoccur or play games with the numbers to make things look better than they are. This next-generation system needs to incorporate automation of processes …
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Smarter Solutions, Inc. provides in these articles (white paper) how-to details that can have significant benefit to both organizational leadership and practitioners. Described (among other things) is the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) business management and improvement system which goes beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard. IEE provides a means to integrated predictive scorecards with the processes that created them. From IEE, organizations can determine where to focus improvement efforts so that the business as a whole benefits.
Structured steps for a Lean Six Sigma deployment strategy are provided in the below “Steps for Lean Six Sigma Success” PDF written by Forrest Breyfogle. With the described deployment strategy, focus is given to the avoidance of silo projects that may initially look good but do not provide much (if any) organization-as-a-whole benefit. The described …
A performance management best practice is the use of predictive KPI dashboard reporting. The six examples in this article illustrate the benefit of this performance management best practice approach for predictive KPI dashboard reporting. Learn how to benefit your business from this structured approach to reporting of performance measurements.
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Learn the benefits of a process driven organization. Unhealthy and possibly destructive behaviors emerge when management creates goals and objectives by which to measure the success of the workforce. This management methodology is likened to the risks of gambling. Truly great leaders aren’t just rolling the dice. This whitepaper can start guiding management away from dicey systems to creating a stable, more enjoyable organization.
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Time-series data that have multiple subgroup samples can be monitored over time for stability and then, when a process is stable, provide a prediction statement.
With a high-level process-output tracking at the 30,000-foot-level, there will be an infrequent subgrouping/sampling plan such that the typical variability from input variables that could affect the response will occur between these subgroupings. An infrequent subgrouping/sampling interval could be day, week, or month, where responses from differing people, departments, machines, and so forth would be captured within each subgroup. 30,000-foot-level charting does not offer timely identification of process changes but instead provides a high-level view of how the process is performing from a customer-of-the-process point of view.
It is important that key performance indicator (KPI) and performance measurement selection and report-outs lead to the most appropriate behaviors throughout an organization. However, this often does not happen.
Lean has a very good tool set; however, it is not a business management system. To better address the challenges of the day, organizations need an effective business management system that integrates Lean tools with predictive scorecards and analytical/innovative strategies so that undertaken process improvement efforts have whole-enterprise benefits.