Good ideas backed by six sigma rigor
Gather everyone's ideas
The best improvement ideas occur to those on the front lines, who deal with inefficiencies and quality issues on a daily basis. By giving them an easy-to-use means by which to provide their input, you not only encourage a culture based on continuous improvement, you also increase your odds of actually achieving that improvement.
Make it easy for experts to screen
After an opportunity is raised, it is screened to make sure the appropriate individuals see it and apply the correct level of effort. This helps disposition process improvements so leadership can manage projects and know what’s going on at all levels.
As you formalize the PI, you want all the relevant information up front and personal. All the details of a PI are displayed in magazine-style with clear headers and descriptions, so each user is up to speed within seconds of opening the record. Expand or collapse sections to get the view you want.
Fishbone, Five Why’s, process mapping – whatever your analysis looks like, plug in your results and create your critical X’s.
Tracking X’s is no longer a task for spreadsheets and email – create them, assign them, address them, and never lose track of your performance gaps.
Track, resolve, and understand
Fully integrated action tasks with automated notifications ensure everyone is aware of their assigned task and when it needs to be completed. PI-specific actions include verification, validation, and effectiveness phases aligned with each critical X.
As you gather improvement ideas, PI quantifies your savings plan by organizational areas year over year. Include estimated savings initially, then re-visit the PI to validate the projections you made previously, then finally add proof of actual savings.
If that analysis isn’t enough, you can use the ad hoc reporting and analytics tool to generate your own reports, charts, pivot tables, and more — then use trigger-based notifications to keep yourself and management automatically aware of your progress.