OpsInSynch

Coaching for Operational Excellence

 

  • Customer complaints
  • Long lead times
  • Large inventories, work-in-process, buffer and safety stocks
  • Defects | Rework | Scrap
  • Frustration
  • Blaming & finger pointing
  • Several reviews and sign-offs needed for decision making
  • Special cases and complexities are abundant
  • Frequent expediting
  • No total process ownership
  • Reactionary problem solving - firefighting
  • Unsuccessful attempts to problem solve by changing people
  • Hi production cost and diminishing margins
  • Idle or overscheduled resources

OUR commitment to customers


Our mission is to help our customers make the most of operations improvement methodologies to achieve growth and profitability. We design and implement a full suite of operations infrastructure solutions using four general phases: 


  1. We ASSESS the business reasons for the initiation of an operations improvement project. We define time-specific and measurable goals with objectives for the effort in a charter that is normally sponsored by an executive team member of our customer. The charter also provides the guidance to enlist the engagement of  all stakeholders and secure the support of critical managers and key staff.                                                                                        
  2. We PLAN the improvement project by selecting from the insights of the people who work in the targeted processes. The detailed work plans are developed to leverage the set priorities of the improvement initiatives while aligning with the organization's short and long term plans.                                                                                                                                
  3. We IMPLEMENT the improvements in incremental PDSA (Plan|Do|Study|Act) cycles, first in a pilot environment, then spread the solution to the units needing it. The iterative nature of the PDSA cycles are the learning opportunities for the process owners to validate and perfect the sought changes before final deployment.                                                                                                                                                                                      
  4. To SUSTAIN the improvements the organization's team consolidates its acquired knowledge through a facilitated "lessons-learned" exercise. The ensuing cumulated knowledge and proposals for the future initiatives will assist the organization in implementing subsequent and continuous improvements more effectively and efficiently. 

how can we help?


OpsinSynch's service to its clients is completely customized. We are ready to assist in filling the gaps in your current operations improvement capabilities.


 Here are some specific areas we can work on:


  1. Provide supplemental skills by joining your senior management team on short-term basis.                          
  2. Provide impartial analysis and advice on operations infrastructures.                                                                
  3. Initiating change for improvements (Lead Time, Cost, Defects, Frustration, Customer Success).                       
  4. Quality function Deployment in New Product Introduction.                                                                    
  5. Create or improve Core Processes.                                   
  6. Handle third party requests for problem identification and resolution.                                                                          
  7. Re-alignment after a crisis by investigating root causes then making recommendations to avoid recurrence.                                                                                      
  8. Preparation for ISO certification.                                           
  9. Training in Theory of Constraints, Lean or Six Sigma methodologies required  for DIY harvesting of the low hanging to top-of-the tree fruits on the journey of operational excellence,                                                                 
  10. Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring & Control of project life-cycles including lessons-learned and closure.

symptoms of inefficient processes