Operational Excellence is an essential strategy for achieving greater business excellence. Lean Management, Six Sigma, Kaizen, Hoshin Planning, PDCA, and Root Cause Analysis are all key components of an effective operational excellence initiative. Lean management practices enable organizations to reduce waste and optimize processes throughout their operations; Six Sigma then takes this optimization to the next level with its rigorous data-driven approach. Kaizen involves continual improvement of individual workers and processes; Hoshin Kanri or 'strategy deployment' then helps ensure these initiatives consistently contribute to the organization's strategic goals. Finally, PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) and Root Cause Analysis help identify gaps in existing practices that can be addressed and drives improvement through corrective action. When deployed effectively these methods can dramatically improve operational performance over time.
APM Inc. Operational Excellence Readiness Assessment - looks to create a workplace full of productivity and sustainability while attending to employee wellness, development processes, leadership qualities and modern management tools. OPEX Readiness assessment dives into the structure of roles & responsibilities as well as explores how information flows within an organization for optimal efficiency. A culture that promotes continuous improvement is explored alongside parameters such as asset performance, health & safety in the work environment, customer focus and adaptability through training courses or coaching programs. Ultimately aiming towards innovation with employees learning from experience all wrapped up by indicators measuring progress!
APM Inc. Organizational Excellence - Client Org. Chart require both vertical and horizontal organizational design strategies. Vertical design strategies create learning within business divisions, along with management escalation and delegation processes, while horizontal designs make it easier to harness collective wisdom within an organization. Consequently, client success adopts a blended approach of both vertical and horizontal elements to break down silos and increase collaboration. This creates a greater potential for aligning strategy with execution, ensuring that the collective knowledge held in the organization is working towards achieving the strategic objectives.