Waste Reduction/Quality Improvement

WASTE REDUCTION AND
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES

A Two Day Course*

Course Outline

For

All personnel involved in reducing waste and downtime and/or improving quality and efficiency.

Purpose

The course is aimed at developing a team based approach to improvement. It has been designed to give course members the practical skills needed to:

  • Identify, measure and cost waste
  • Identify, measure and cost quality and efficiency problems
  • Identify, cost, implement and monitor improvements

Content

  • The importance of waste reduction and quality/efficiency improvement
  • The quality assurance approach
  • A team based approach to improvement
  • Team exercise (the benefits of teamwork)
  • Identification of areas for improvement
  • Choosing the right problem
  • The stages of problem solving
  • Obtaining, displaying and interpreting information
  • Analysing information
  • Pareto analysis
  • Brainstorming techniques
  • Cause and effect analysis
  • Consensus decision making
  • Costing problems and solutions
  • Implementing and monitoring solutions
  • Practical problem solving (exercise)
  • Review

*Duration

The course is normally delivered over two days; however, it is very flexible and can be extended to assist teams during factory based improvement projects.

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