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Improving Performance: How to Manage the White Space on the Organization Chart by Alan P. Brache, Geary A. Rummler

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10.6. Examples of Process Improvement Projects

Here is a sample of Process Improvement Projects that we have facilitated:

  • A team in a computer component manufacturing firm was concerned about its low percentage of on-time delivery. A cross-functional team of twelve managers worked for four days to analyze the entire order-to-deliver y process and to make a series of recommendations, which were implemented over a two-month period. This Process Improvement effort resulted in a reduction in average cycle time, from seventeen weeks to five weeks, and a 65 percent increase in on-time delivery. This process continued to be improved during the ensuing twelve months, and cycle time is now down to five days.

  • The senior management of a regional telephone ...

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