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.
How can you be sure your Lean Six Sigma Training is worth the investment? You’ll want to be sure to check out the five critical points this 13 page article reveals.
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.
“Starbucks introduced Lean concepts to their stores in 2009… The result is that there was more same store revenue with less operating costs. Target was losing ground to competitors in sales. They tested new upscale products with a focus on colors rather than low cost. It worked so it was spread to all stores. Now they are a leader and sales are up.” Want to make sure your Business Process Management (BPM) deployment runs successfully like Starbucks and Target? Download this whitepaper to learn BPM deployment risks to avoid!
This article describes a methodology for tracking a single-process output response over time to determine process stability and then, if the process is stable, provide a prediction statement.
How to report infrequent failures so the best behaviors occurs should be important to a business. A 30,000-foot-level charting approach for infrequent failures can provide many organizational benefits, as described in the PDF linked-to article below.
Predictive measurement statements can be created using the methodologies described in 30,000-foot-level Reports with Predictive Measurements. This article discusses how organizations can benefit from this enhanced measurement technique. With this understanding, businesses, non-profits, and governmental organizations can make improvements that positively impact the enterprise as a whole.
30,000-foot-level charting consists of two steps. The first step is to determine if the process has a recent region of stability, where this stability region could be six days, six weeks, six months, or six years. If the process does have a recent region of stability, the second step is to describe how the process is performing.