Business Tag: improvement


How Can Kaizen Systems Foster Improvement?

Sometimes segments and departments need major reorganization efforts, but obviously it can be counter productive to constantly go around reorganizing departments. There are also ways to promote improvement that doesn’t involve radical change or reorganization. Kaizen systems are one method we use at Bizmanualz to foster an atmosphere of improvement. Continue reading…

Do You Have a Process Improvement Aspiration?

Does anybody want to change? Your corporate culture represents your readiness and willingness to change. How well does your organization accept new ideas for development and process improvement aspiration? How much risk can your organization handle? Moreover, how does your leadership promote change? These simple questions provide the answers to your readiness and willingness for real change management to occur. Continue reading…

What Does Lean Process Improvement Mean?

Six Sigma has applications in high technology, high transaction, or expensive error environments. But what if you are in a mature industry, a service business, or an organization that handles few transactions? Perhaps Lean Thinking (waste reduction) or the Theory of Constraints (throughput improvement) would work better. So what is lean process improvement? Continue reading…

What’s the Difference Between Process Improvement Programs?

There are a lot of different process improvement programs on the market today and everyone has their favorite. I am sure you recognize a few of these programs. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between each of these? There are many consultants in the market that are advocating the use of one of these improvement methods to solve all of your organizational problems. But will all of these work in any situation? Or, are there specific situations that are better suited for a particular approach? Continue reading…

What Is Continuous Improvement?

What if your sales increased from $100,000 to $110,000 per day and your profit increased from $10,000 to $11,000 – did you improve by 10%? The answer is “no” – no improvement occurred. In fact, your process deteriorated. Sure, revenue increased, but was this really improvement? Let’s look at an example and truly figure out, what is continuous improvement? Continue reading…

What Quality Tools Are for Process Improvement?

There are seven common Quality Tools you can use to understand and improve processes during a process improvement event. Each tool helps you identify sources of variation and aids in the analysis, documentation, and organization of the information, which leads to process improvement. What are those seven quality tools? Continue reading…