Business Process Optimisation

Business Process Optimisation

Is there more opportunity in your business? Do you feel that your business results have become flat-lined or has not kept trend with the market and that the only opportunity to gain additional outcomes is through more people or capital investment? It is time you run diagnostics on your business and identify opportunities for removing variability and facilitate step-change improvement in performance.

Methodology

We align with the current business systems and drivers and raise the capability of the internal resources required to ensure that the changes are sustained within the business without the ongoing reliance on external resources – we see our role as knowledgeable change facilitators and build a transitional plan into all our process.

What we look for

Worshop or work area looks like a dogs breakfast.

Making money, but extremely stressed.

Not happy with how the business is going and believe the business can do better.

Workers are generally getting on with the job, but lots of waiting time.

Idle equipment.

Diagnostics

Analysis and Development

Deployment and Sustainability


Identifying the waste/unevenness and overburden and aligning opportunities with the business drivers (QSCSM). Ensure leadership engagement and support, agreeing on the outcomes and guiding principles i.e. decision and escalation processes.

Analyzing the waste/unevenness to find the causes, and preparing people for change.

Deploying solutions to illuminate the causes and establishing standardised processes to ensure sustainability in the improvement results.

ANALYTICAL TOOLS

The analytical tools we use engages your people and include value stream mapping, Cause and Effect diagrams and Statistical data analysis, deployed through several different opportunity identification tools i.e. brainstorming.

We work through the seven sources of waste, originally outlined in the Toyota production system, as “muda”, and in line with the fundamentals of Lean Manufacturing adding an eighth i.e. “workforce”. The wastes simply explained are:

Energy based framework

All Energy with the potential to be harmful is, by definition, a hazard.

There are 11 different energies (hazards) you could observe in your work activities and sequences.  We then present how this Energy can be transferred to you, your work colleagues, the environment and the equipment and cause harm.

If you understand the Energy and can harness the transfer of the Energy through effectively designed and implemented controls, then only will you be preventing harm to people, the environment and equipment.

Thus, when we do not control this mechanism of transfer, then the hazardous Energy can harm us, and the amount of Energy and our damage threshold will determine the extent of this harm.

The energy-based framework has been researched and developed over time, improving our ability to identify and manage hazards.  It complements organisational risk analysis and specifically impacts Task-Based Hazard Assessments, expected to be completed in the immediate timeframe before doing work

We have categorised hazards into an Energy based Framework, BELOW ARE THE 11 TOP OCCURING ENERGIES:

  1. Human Energy
  2. Gravitational Energy
  3. Vehicular Energy
  4. Machine Energy
  5. Object Energy
  6. Electrical Energy
  7. Thermal Energy
  8. Chemical Energy
  9. Radiation energy
  10. Noise Energy
  11. Other Energy

Human Energy

Gravitational Energy

Vehicular Energy

Machine Energy

Object Energy

Electrical Energy

Thermal Energy

Chemical Energy

Radiation Energy

Noise Energy

Other Energy

Human Energy

Object Energy

Gravi-tational Energy

Electrical Energy

Vehicular Energy

Thermal Energy

Machine Energy

Chemical Energy

Radiation Energy

Noise Energy

Other Energy