Before embarking on any design or re-engineering initiative, it is imperative to fully understand and map the current processes and business practices. Once defined, the gap between current and optimized processes can be identified and alternatives can be developed to bridge the chasm. Automating or mechanizing a bad process will simply cause “bad things” to happen faster. A comparative process analysis of alternatives must consider capacity, throughput, capital cost, recurring cost, labor requirements, flexibility, scalability, implementation difficulty and risk.
OPSdesign time and motion and/or engineered standards initiatives can identify and eliminate wasted travel, redundant handling, unnecessary touch points and other non-value added process elements. Furthermore, such studies can uncover opportunities to add value, reduce cost, assure quality and compress time within your operations.