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.

Blue belt ?
Research & Development
Strategy and Innovation cycle
Are you world class at managing your Research and Development strategy and innovation?
Focused and in-depth best practices and evaluation
Scope: Research and Development focused on strategy and portfolio management


Industries: All industries with product Research and Development  activities
Blue belt ?
Research, Development, Engineering
Customer, Technical development, Resource allocation management
Do your customer management and core processes use best Research and Development practices ?
Focused and in-depth best practices and evaluation
Scope: Research, Development, Engineering focused on Customer, Technical development, Resource allocation management

Industries: All industries with Research, Development, Engineering activities

Specific analysis: Lean development or Lean engineering 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
Black belt ?
Industrial Maintenance
Do you have a world class Maintenance management, from daily work order to preventive plans?
Thorough and comprehensive best practices
Scope: All Industrial Maintenance scope

Industries: Automated or semi-automated production

Specific analysis: Maintenance preventive maturity drivers
Black belt ?
Field services
Installation, customer service, issue resolution
Do you have world class practices for equipment Field Services and Engineers?
Thorough and comprehensive Field Services management best practices
Scope: Installation, customer service, issue resolution
 
Industries: All industries installing or servicing equipment with or without product replenishment (technical equipment or vending machines) - at customer or public premises
 
Specific analysis: Installation vs Service and Issue resolution
Red belt ?
General management
Governance - KPI - PDCA
Do you have world class governance, performance and PDCA management?
Performance management best practices and style
Scope: General management focused on Governance - PDCA

Industries: Organisations larger than 30 people in all industries

Specific analysis:
  • Governance steering model
  • Organisation management and communication style
Blue belt ?
Industrial Maintenance
Preventive maintenance
Do you have a world class preventive Maintenance enabling high reliability and low cost?
Focused best practices and evaluation
Scope: Industrial Maintenance focused on Maintenance preventive maturity

Industries: Automated or semi-automated production

Specific analysis: Maintenance preventive maturity drivers
Blue belt ?
Industrial Maintenance
Daily operations management
Do you apply best practices in daily maintenance management?
Focused best practices and evaluation
Scope: Industrial Maintenance focused on Maintenance operational management

Industries: Automated or semi-automated production

Specific analysis: Preventive maintenance drivers
Green belt ?
Strategy or Transformation
Strategy or breakthough deployment
Do you deploy your strategy or major business changes according to proven methods such as Hoshin Kanri?
Evaluation of deployment practices within the organisation
Scope: Strategy or breakthough deployment (transformation, acquisition...)

Industries: Organisations with more than 30 people in all sectors of activity

Specific analysis: Deployment levers (Definition, Analysis, Participation, Implementation, PDCA)
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