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The Productivity Improvement Programme (PIP) provides fast, practical improvement to help increase productivity and release efficiencies within SME businesses.

Productivity Improvement Programme

About the programme

Creates headspace for SME’s working their way through  current and future pressures.

We work with all staff to identify and strip out wasteful  activities (without personalising the process).

PIP creates more time to help your business become  more productive.

Solving real operational headaches for your business,  depersonalising emotive issues and building improvement  confidence.

The Productivity Improvement Programme (PIP) provides fast, practical improvement to help increase productivity and release efficiencies within SME businesses.

PIP Modules

Workplace Organisation

Introduction to Kaizen (Rapid Improvement Event) including  the key tools and techniques, preparation requirements & tools - including how to select an area for improvement, how to quantify the benefits (£’s), how to facilitate a Kaizen event & how to ensure that the improvements are sustainable.

Effective Emails & Meeting Management

Design & implement the key performance & people metrics to engage with your workforce & drive efficiency at all levels.

Problem & Countermeasure

Workforce Planning

Standardised Working Practices

Introduction of structured techniques for individuals (email management) and teams (meetings management) helps ensure that time is not wasted and communication is clear.

The use of simple visual standardised work to ensure repeatability  of quality finished product & support Kaizen & problem & Countermeasure activity.

Working through 9 high impact areas, and following a ‘Teach, Simulate, Do’ philosophy, staff are empowered to make real and lasting change that benefits your business.

Training in a structured PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) meeting  format and simple data collection system that uses a structured problem solving approach to identify sustainable solutions for repeat concerns & issues that are impacting negatively on the business.

Using workplace organisation techniques such as 5S & Visual factory, transform your working areas using visual management techniques and easily maintain them in the optimum state of readiness for work.

Minimum Job Role

The implementation of visual systems working with the Operations manager to help identify standards for each working area and set expectations to reduce downtime & improve efficiency.

Short Interval Control

The use of pragmatic planning techniques ensures the correct planning of your staff at year, month and day level intervals.

Metrics & KPI's

Introduction of shop floor level short interval control to ensure that  work is delivered on target & on budget. Concerns are identified in real time & responded to appropriately to ensure that there is no impact to the customer & that the concern does not re-occur.

Kaizen (Rapid Improvement Event)

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