Continuous Improvement and Growth

Continuous improvement of the operations, products and employees

The aim should be constant improvement of processes and products. In addition, there should be flexibility in order to have opportunities to drive innovations

1. Continuos Improvement​

2. Resistance to Change​

The aim should be constant improvement of processes and products. In addition, there should be flexibility in order to have opportunities to drive innovations

1. Continuos Improvement

To remain competitive, you must drive innovation as well as cost efficiency. Nowadays, a continuous improvement strategy is indispensable in any  workplace that helps keep the focus on improving the way things are done on a regular basis. This can be achieved through regular incremental improvements or by focusing on achieving larger process improvements.

Taking good baseline measurements and taking ongoing measurements will help identify the effectiveness of the efforts being made. Facilities that focus on improving continuously become more competitive over time and can maintain their advantages in their industry, but only if the improvement efforts are done correctly.

 

As you have abroad a much lower risks due to the cost structure, you can do experimentation to implement new processes without having a hard impact on your profits.

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As you build your company from scratch, you will face much lesser resistance to change of employees.

2. Plan Do Check Act

A very helpful concept is the “plan, do, check, act” process, which is a cyclical process that walks a company or group through the four steps of improvement. By cycling through these steps, improvement is always being worked on and evaluated.

Plan

In the planning phase, teams will measure current standards, come up with ideas for improvements, identify how those improvements should be implemented, set objectives, and make the plan of action.

Do

Implement the plan that was created in the first step. This includes not only changing processes, but also providing any necessary training, increasing awareness, and adding in any controls to avoid potential problems.

Check

Taking new measurements to compare with those taken prior to the change is an important step here. Analyze those results and take any corrective or preventative actions to ensure the desired results are being achieved.

Act

All the data from the change is analyzed by management teams to determine whether the change will become permanent or if further adjustments are needed. The act step feeds into the plan step since once a change has been fully implemented, it is time to begin looking for new ways to make further improvement.