Best Practices and evaluations

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This knowledge base gives you immediate access to management best practices by industry and function.
They have been observed worldwide in Operational Excellence projects and modelled by expert consultants.

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best practices or use them to evaluate an organisation and its management thanks to their format in a practice-based evaluation questionnaire.


The higher the levels are (Green to black) the greater the expertise and the more detailed the practices.

Green belt ?
Managers
Leadership style and quality
Understand if you are or how to become a Transformational Leader!
Individual evaluation of Leadership style and quality based on 360° assessments
Scope: Managers focused on Leadership style and quality

Specific analysis: Manage your superiors, peers and subordinates
Blue belt ?
Production
Assess the priorities and team alignment on production strengths and weaknesses
Quick scoping assessment of the overall production management
Scope : General management of a production / manufacturing site
Industries: Discrete product manufacturing or process industries (chemical, life-science...)
Black belt ?
Mass production
Do you apply world Best Practices in your mass production plant?
Thorough and comprehensive Production management best practices
Scope: All Production / Manufacturing scope

Industries: Mass production, discrete product manufacturing or process industries

Specific analysis: Lean manufacturing and six-sigma practices
Black belt ?
Small scale production
What is the maturity of the practices and management of your manufacturing site?
Thorough and comprehensive Production management best practices
Scope: All Production scope
 
Industries: Small && medium scale production in discrete product manufacturing
 
Specific analysis: Lean manufacturing and six-sigma practices
Red belt ?
Production
Plant and workshop management
Are your production data, Kpi, visual boards, management meetings and actions well managed?
Plant and workshop performance management best practices
Scope: Production focused on Plant and workshop performance management


Industries: Discrete product manufacturing or process industries from small scale to mass production
Blue belt ?
Production
Quality management and Process Control
Do you have world class production quality management and process control?
Process control & Quality management
Scope: Production focused on Quality management & Process control

Industries: Discrete product manufacturing or process industries from small scale to mass production
Blue belt ?
Production
Planning and WIP management
Do your planning practices enable on time delivery with minimum WIP and inventory?
Planning and WIP management
Scope: Production focused on Production planning and WIP management


Industries: All production / manufacturing site types
Green belt ?
Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing maturity
Easily assess your Lean manufacturing maturity
Toyota and "Lean thinking" six principles
Scope : Lean manufacturing practices
Industries: any type of industry
Black belt ?
Research & Development
Do your product development practices foster innovation and quality, while reducing time to market and cost?
Thorough and comprehensive R&D or Engineering management best practices

Scope: All Research & Development management practices, including Product Engineering

Industries: Discrete product industries

Specific analysis: Lean development practices

Black belt ?
Research & Development
Does your scientific research and development use the best practices in the industry? Do a full evaluation.
Detailed best practices of scientific research and development
Scope: All Research & Development management practices
 
Industries: physico-chemical, natural or material processing industries: chemistry, life sciences, metallurgy, agri-food...
 
Specific analysis: Lean development practices
Black belt ?
Projet Engineering
Do you have world class project engineering management and technical practices?
Comprehensive and detailed evaluation of your Project Engineering practices
Scope: All Project Engineering management

Industries:
  • Tailored product development / project management industries
  • Internal technical development or fully outsourced (self-adaptation)

Specific analysis: Lean engineering
Blue belt ?
Product Research & Development
Assess R&D key improvement drivers and team perception on them
Quick scoping assessment of the overall R&D management
Scope: All Research and Development management and practices

Industries: 'discrete' and 'process' product manufacturing (mechanicals, high-tech, electronics, life-science, chemicals, material transformation...)
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