We provide: High Impact Innovation Systems, Lean and Continuous Improvement training.
Lean and Continuous Improvement
By eliminating waste and implementing new ideas for success and growth, Efficiency Through Innovation improves efficacy in these processes. It incorporates the basic concepts of Lean (improving flow, as well as identifying and reducing waste) into a training program that fosters a culture of open innovation through the entire organization.
Non-profits and government entities will be able to function more smoothly while decreasing process time and businesses will see profit margins increase from better pricing power, lowered costs and improved processes.
The three main parts of the Value Stream Map are:
- The flow of items (products or services)
- A corresponding timeline
- The flow of information that supports and directs the flow and transformation of materials
Value stream mapping helps comprehensive improvement by delivering vision and plans which connect all improvement activities.
High Impact Innovation Systems
So, why Innovation? Innovation has been proven to improve marketing effectiveness by 235% and ward off the declination phase, keeping the company’s profitability high. Through a series of exercises designed to drill the participants in the process of creating meaningfully unique ideas (or Innovation), this training delivers invaluable tools to all who participate. The executives will learn to be enable employees, and employees will learn to engage. The result is quantified impact for the entire organization.
Logistics and framework for administration are needed for things such as budget, cash flow, banking, accounting, legal, technical and other skills. These can be in house or contracted out. Clear understanding of the supply chain of producing the product (vendors, subcontracts, raw materials, etc…) as well as distribution (retail, wholesale, point of sale, distribution, follow through, warranty issues, service after the sale) are important.
Administration and personnel issues must be addressed: HR management, communication, etc.
Production will need to become more efficient and lean to keep up with demand. A pipeline of different products or services will need to be developed. This can be an exciting and chaotic time for a business. There will be many irons in the fire along with satisfaction in the fact that you made it past the new stage.
Efficiency training should be looked into because the business has been around for a while and there will inevitably be some waste. Start looking at the innovation/product pipeline and make sure there is something in the pipeline in order to keep growing and not fall into decline.
A declining business may be in “extreme cost saving” mode. Inability to showcase capabilities to potential new customers due to lack of resources. Unable to purchase safety equipment due to lack of income leads to increased safety concerns in operation.
A business that is in decline will need the following: money, an understanding of how and why it is at the point on the curve. Investors may be interested in keeping it going. It may be time to have an honest conversation about when to pull the plug, or a new direction for the company if the investors are willing to foot the bill.
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