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Leverage Impruver's Powerful Problem-Solving Platform to Shift the Culture into High Gear

Your future rests on yours and your team's ability to solve the problems affecting your business. Developing mastery of this single skill accelerates your company into the future. Impruver provides an excellent problem-solving platform to perfect this craft and pull away from your competition.

Deploy Why-Tree Analysis to facilitate PDCA

Why-Tree Analysis is the ultimate problem-solving tool as it combines the most valuable elements of both 5-Why and Fishbone Analysis. In one 30 – 45 minute session with a cross-functional group of subject matter experts, you can quickly develop a broad and deep understanding of the problem and walk away with a detailed plan of action against potential root causes. Impruver’s Why-Tree tool is easy enough for anyone to understand and leverage to solve even the most complicated problems. You’ll be shocked how much you learn about your business and how little time it takes to get on the same page about what needs to be done – even against problems that were previously considered impossible to solve.

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Allow deployment of PDCA process against target conditions

As Coach John Wooden would say, ``Although there is no progress without change, not all change is progress.`` It's important not only to improve, but to make improvements against your company's most needed areas. Impruver helps make the path forward clear and engages everyone in contributing toward growth in the following ways:

Encourages Smart Experimentation

Learners establish target conditions to support the company’s vision and experiment their way to success.

Drives Accountability

Assign action items based on learnings from PDCA; then track work through to completion to ensure success.

Validate Work Execution

PDCA owners can review the work to ensure satisfactory execution and digitally validate to close out action items and capture results and key learnings.

Launch PDCA's against underperforming products and production lines

Ascend to the next plateau in plant execution where employees don't need to wait for management or maintenance to swoop in and fix all the issues in their area. Impruver puts the power to solve problems of any complexity into the hands of the people doing the work, which is where it should be.

There is no benefit to having wasteful production processes. It serves no value to you, customers, suppliers, employees, or any other key stakeholders. Long changeovers, unnecessary downtime, poor quality, and silent but deadly rate losses create a drag on the entire value chain and leave room for competitors to overtake you. These things not only erode operating margins, they also contribute to poor morale, unhappy customers, unreliability, and a whole host of other things that only bring your business steps closer to complete failure. On the other hand, imagine a scenario where shop floor operators refuse to accept inefficiency as “the way it is” and are equipped with the tools and motivation to transform the performance of their production areas. Impruver provides the tools to address the most complicated issues on a production line, improving quality of life for all stakeholders and increasing the calibre of challenges that each employee can overcome.

The person closest to the problem is also the one closest to the best solution. In many plants, mechanics, engineers, and supervisors often run out and fix the issues hindering production performance. Unfortunately, they frequently exclude (perhaps unintentionally) the input of the people who actually run the process day in and day out. This often leads to unsustainable solutions because they never really get bought into, they just aren’t really feasible, or any number of reasons. On the other hand, solutions developed by the people who own and live with the problem, the operators, have a much greater chance of sustainment and success. This is why Impruver provides everyone in the company, including shop floor operators, a powerful tool to enable them to get to the root cause and resolve issues permanently. This tool is even more potent when a cross-functional team is engaged to identify root causes and develop winning solutions.

Solving business problems is a capability that has to be developed over time. With the right method and framework for facilitating practice in this area, the pace of development for this skill can be increased dramatically. As people in your manufacturing business, regardless of function, improve their capability in this area, they’re more prepared to take on the challenges creating the gap between the Current State and the company’s vision, making your company more agile and competitive. Leaders can cultivate this talent by providing coaching and encouraging the application of a systematic approach to solving problems. Impruver provides the framework to support leaders as coaches from the CEO down and rapid development of problem-solving capability from the shop floor up.

A long time ago, someone created the wheel. We assume it was man but perhaps it wasn’t – who knows? Either way, we use the wheel today in a broad spectrum of applications from wheelchairs to martian land rovers. We sustain the knowledge of how the wheel benefits our lives and find new ways to advance from this key learning every day. Is your manufacturing organization using the same technique of capturing key learnings so that they could be built upon? What were the results of the experiment that the guy on line 3 completed last year and how could they be applied to further advance the priorities of today?

Impruver understands the significance of capturing key learnings and making this information broadly available for current and future generations. Many manufacturers are concerned about their workforce aging out and having to rely on a new and inexperienced generation to take the reins. Impruver’s learning log is a fantastic tool for passing key learnings from today’s experts to tomorrow’s process owners.


What others are saying about how Impruver is impacting their business

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Our operators now have the capability to fix the small things so that we can focus more on the plant's future.

  • Juan Vanegas-Lopez
  • Maintenance & Engineering Manager
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Our plant folks are leading, our customers are happy, and our strategy is moving. Its a win-win-win.

  • Dan Michaelson
  • COO
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My team now understands what they're supposed to be doing with all the data we have out there.

  • Samantha Fox
  • Director of Operations

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