Turning a Checklist into an Improvement Opportunity

To capture directions on completing a job, a checklist is often used to list all the activities involved. This checklist provides a reference for team members to avoid missing tasks. Interestingly, the timing for creating a checklist usually comes about when a job gets complex. Many people might be involved…. [More]

Key Success Factors for Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement is about making ongoing effort to improve products, services, and processes in your business. It is a powerful force when you have every employee think about problem solving. Instead of whining and complaining, employees analyze the situation and explore ideas to tackle an issue. There are several key… [More]

Operational Realignment for Pivoted Businesses

Pivoting your business is a necessary survival strategy during uncertain times. Whether you choose to introduce a new product or service, migrate staff to support the digital channels, or unbundle your service offerings to make them more appealing, there is a need to realign your operations. Shifts introduced as a… [More]

Adapting to Fast Changing Business Landscape

The coronavirus pandemic has put many business’s operations to the test. The evolving situation poses unexpected demands on areas that require rapid adaptation. This includes customer service, production, service delivery, backend support systems, and many more.  The operational impacts are far reaching with physical distancing adding another layer of challenge… [More]

Would You Let Poor Processes Put the Business in Peril?

The need for sound processes increases with the size of a business. Businesses with consistent and congruent processes are able to provide excellent customer service, deliver high quality products and services, and they have a strong foundation for profitable growth. From a startup to a multi-national enterprise, effective processes play… [More]

Does Reorganization Fix Process Problems?

After a third reorganization of its operations team over the past five years, a financial services company faces poor morale and increasing employee turnover. The reorganizations brought some improvements but real operational problems were not addressed. Reorganization tends to be considered as a quick solution to operational concerns. Businesses move… [More]

How to Capture Process Intelligence

Intelligence on processes offers abundant information on the operations of a business. You can use the insight to determine the root causes of problems and prioritize where you need to invest for improvement. For businesses which plan to undertake a major transformation initiative, process intelligence also provides the background information… [More]

5 Steps to Determine Which Process to Automate

Deploying automation remains a priority for many businesses. A successful implementation requires tremendous effort to overhaul a ‘deficient’ business process, turning it into one that removes mundane human tasks and having an intelligent ‘machine’ perform the necessary work perfectly and quickly. Experience has informed us that the transition is ridden… [More]

Staying on Top of Operational Excellence

Operational excellence is an ongoing undertaking to optimize operations. It boosts the bottom-line of a business and accelerates the execution of everything a business needs to do in fulfilling its goals. While some businesses might not devote much energy to operational excellence until problems become chaotic, it has become a… [More]

The Check Point

Have you realized the anticipated benefits from your operational excellence improvement efforts? Whether it is a simple elimination of redundant work or an extensive overhaul of a core business process, the validation of the impacts is just as important as committing the resources to initiate the improvement in the first… [More]

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