Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hard Work and Add Efficiency to Your Business

You have a business, own or operate a company then you already know how hard it can be to accomplish the task even in the best of economic conditions. It is very important to have a plan which separates you from the pack. Part of that plan should involve constant improvement of all daily processes.

It's imperative, indeed almost a requirement to always be improving. Improvement must be made in all elements of the business in order to succeed. From the way the orders flow through the office to the time they leave the dock and are on the way to the customer is all in play. Every process that's involved in the making of your product or service needs to be examined.

This examination should be looking for certain things. The first thing that you want to look for is places that could be enhanced. Improvement can be big or little.

What you really want to start with are the things that are able to be fixed simply and quickly. There are always projects that have been put off, set aside for later that everybody knows should be done and will make things simpler. It's time to take care of them.

Once the easier to spot problems are fixed. it is time to look deeper into the processes. Look at the process from beginning to completion and map how it works. This will include taking measurements of the time each step takes and how many man hours and machine hours are involved and how far the part moves from beginning to end.

Once you map how the process works then you're ready to find the areas for improvement.
The improvement should be thought out and mapped out as well. You want to know that the improvements will actually improve the process. You need to map out the times and distances and show what the improvements will be before you implement the changes. This is imperative because the changes should be shown to work before they are set into place. You do not want to guess on the improvements, you want hard proof that they will improve before proceeding forward.

No comments:

Post a Comment