Deploy Strategy more Rapidly to Increase your Competitive Edge
Increase your competitive edge in the market by creating and easily maintain alignment to your company's strategy, resulting in greater speed and agility.
Eliminate Production Losses
Increase visibility to production losses and launch PDCA activity to identify root causes and drive for better results.
Manufacturing Talent Development
Encourage your team to conquer increasingly greater challenges as they hone their problem-solving skills. Watch as your business climbs to new heights as problems plaguing productivity start to vanish.
Great teams start with great coaches. Tap into your organization’s most readily available, unlimited, and greatest potential resource for driving improvement by developing and deploying unused talent against your company’s most important challenges. Non-utilized talent and ideas is the 8th and greatest of all lean wastes.
In order to do this, leaders need to develop the ability to coach their teams through the application of the scientific methodology to solve the problems affecting performance in their domains. Impruver provides this platform by enabling strategy deployment and alignment, then facilitating the coaching conversation to keep learners aligned and making progress against the company’s vision.
Traditional Lean and Continuous Improvement methods encourage you to focus on cleaning up your work area, using Lean and Six Sigma tools, and improving machine performance. These can all be good things but this approach comes with a major consequence. They tend to guide manufacturers to focus on tools and methods instead of truly building the capability of their people. Unfortunately some even go as far as to start cutting headcount right away to say their doing Lean. The result is an inflexible business with people who haven’t truly learned why these new processes are important – who are often frustrated when they have good ideas on how to improve results that aren’t getting supported.
Impruver helps leaders tap into the ingenuity, passion, and talents of the people doing the work everyday to create a more responsive and customer-focused organization. This is done by providing the most powerful problem-solving method and engaging the workforce in practicing solving the problems keeping their work area from bringing it’s vision to fruition. Then helping leaders to coach their teams to success in overcoming their most important challenges.
A culture of Continuous Improvement is an incredible asset for CPG Manufacturing companies. It creates happier and more productive workforces, greater speed to market, more responsiveness to customer needs, and stronger alignment with the company’s vision.
People like to be in a place where things are getting better. Just doing random kaizen events is better than doing nothing but still doesn’t create a sustaining culture of CI. To create this culture, four really important things have to happen:
- There needs to be a clear strategy and vision for where the company is going
- Opportunity for improvement needs to be made known and visible
- The organization needs an effective approach to closing performance gaps
- Leadership needs to provide the resources, energy, recognition and coaching needed to make advancement
Impruver provides these critical ingredients in a format that engages the company in getting better everyday. This way people aren’t waiting for the next kaizen event to be chartered. They can deliver their base work with excellence and experiment their way to success as part of their daily work.
Reduce Lead Times
Impress even your most demanding customers and win new business by cutting your lead times down. As you and your team sharpen your capability to apply the scientific method against your most frustrating issues, you’ll see work in progress inventory buffers, finished safety stocks, and downtime trending in the right direction, resulting in overall better lead times and customer satisfaction.
Track and quantify losses due to not getting it right the first time. Every product that occupies a space on the production line that fails to meet quality expectations is a loss. Hopefully its caught by you in the plant and not by the customer or consumer. Putting product on hold and reworking is a suboptimal solution. Better to root out the underlying causes of defects and make so they are permanently eliminated, resulting in superior product quality.
Increase Customer Satisfaction
Drive out the losses keeping you from true operational excellence by using a platform that facilitates the problem discovery and resolution process. You will be happier for it and so will your customers.
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