Identification of continuous improvement candidates.
The keystone to lean and quality practices is the relentless focus on continuous improvement. But first, you need to be able to identify what needs to be improved. An insight study is a robust method to identify the continuous improvement candidates.
If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, then an insight study will help guide the continuous improvement analysis.
- Are you struggling with the analysis of dirty data?
- Do you have an unwanted, unexplained or unknown situation that you need resolved?
- Do you need to confirm that a situation exists?
- Do you need a "light bulb" moment to overcome a "knowledge impasse"?
- Are you uncertain about which direction to take?
- What are the unknown unknowns?
Our Insight Studies service is an independent detailed systematic review and analysis of data and information. The Insight Study explores and navigates the data to confirm or develop new and deeper insights and understandings. This study includes finding insights that actually exist and you don't know about them. i.e. The Insight Study uses rigorous and relevant data analytical processes that focus on developing new or revised insights and understandings of continuous improvement candidates.
- Demand Chains
- Supply Chains
- What is the situation that you need resolved?
- What are the challenges, difficulties, disruptions, inhibitors, messes, and problems?
- To what level of confidence can you articulate the situation?
- This is your "known as is" baseline state; now, exactly what is your "goal to be" state?
- What are the factors and variables that need to be examined?
- How will they be examined?
Types of Analysis.
- Decision Analytics.
- Descriptive Analytics.
- Predictive Analytics.
- Prescriptive Analytics.
- Qualitative Analysis
- Quantitative Analysis
Selected Topics Considered in Study.
- Ab initio design considerations.
- Analytical services: e.g. Analysis of Alternatives.
- Failure trends.
- Hidden costs, factors and variables.
- Human factor issues.
- Investigation into unexplained events.
- Maintenance trends.
- Mutually exclusive situations.
- Relationships that might otherwise not be identified.
- Reliability & maintainability trends.
- Root cause analysis.
- Situated practices.
- Supportability trends.
- Systematic examination of recurring or random events.
- Usage or utilization trends: energy, parts, labour hours, processes and practices, and turn around time.
- Work practices.
Insight Study Process.
- Develop a scope of work
- Gather and research data and other information
- Analyze and assess the data
- Identify and systematically examine and document the factors and variables as they shape and influence the situation - The Insights.
- Document The Insights to explain the situation and enable you to navigate from the "known as is" state to the "goal to be" state.
If you need additional information, please email me Adrian Stephan.
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