Develop Alternative Improvement Ideas
Develop and identify options, brainstorm the possibilities, refine them into viable options, and predict results for each option. With the help of in-depth analysis and creative thinking, develop solutions for the high potential improvement areas.
The improvement ideas should be based on the best appropriate techniques that meet goals, provide improvement in working speed and cost performances, eliminate errors, and increase the productivities and capacities of processes. Techniques and tools can be used both in solving complex problems and in valuing relatively simple improvement opportunities.
Evaluate Ideas and Select the Best
Compare and decide, evaluate the comparative results of the options, select the best option(s), and secure acceptance and approval. In this step, potential improvements are evaluated according to their potential and cost effects. Here you select the improvement ideas most suitable for your business. To do this, you evaluate the alternative improvement ideas based on quantitative and qualitative factors.
Also, alternative improvement ideas should be evaluated according to the risk factors that may be affected with their probability of occurrence. Therefore, both by evaluating according to quantitative and qualitative factors and considering possible risk issues, the best improvement ideas are selected.
Implementation Plan of Selected Improvements and Control
Act and follow-up, schedule installation, install, and audit the actual results. In short, all the effort is directed to implementing new solutions effectively and gaining measurable and sustainable benefits. The purpose herein is to reveal permanent implementations that will enable regular measurement, evaluation, and renewal of the projects, providing expected improvements.
In Part II, the six steps are described in detail.