- Recall how to measure processes.
- Discover how to use statistical process control.
- Assess the quality, cost, and time trade-off.
- Analyze methods of reducing cost by reducing waste.
- Identify how to improve delivery time.
- Define the Lean and Six Sigma processes.
Skill Level Intermediate
- Process improvement is about taking the core of what you do, whatever it is that your company sells in order to make a profit, measuring it, and then finding ways to do it better. Doing it better could mean doing it more cheaply, or doing it faster, or achieving better quality, or all of these at once. Improving your processes will make your company more profitable and might be essential for your survival in a competitive world. And even though every company, every business is different there are certain techniques that can be used to investigate the potential improvement of any process. I'm Chris Croft, and on this course, I'll be taking you through measuring what you've got at the moment, working out whether it's good enough, the trade-off between cost, time, and quality, the importance of bottlenecks, and several more of my favorite theories. By the end, you'll have a deeper understanding of how systems work, and a whole lot of practical tools that you can use when you're improving your own processes. So let's get started.