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Operations Assessment

Vision in Print

A unique business diagnostic designed specifically to help suppliers identify how to save costs and improve productivity and competitiveness.

Operations Assessment is a short, sharp look at your operations. Applicable to companies of all sizes, it gives a rapid assessment of the potential for improvement and state of readiness to move forward. Companies involved in subsequent improvement programmes have made dramatic process improvements.

Benefits

  • Immediate feedback
  • Often reveals huge hidden potential for productivity improvements
  • Rapid ROI from subsequent ViP programmes to address highlighted issues
  • Average tenfold cost benefit in terms of increased added value from subsequent ViP programmes
  • Hands-on, simple-to-learn approach inspires culture of continuous improvement

Operations Assessment not only identifies opportunities for fast cost savings, but also provides the gateway into fresh ways of working that will have a sustainable impact.

The Operations Assessment takes one day for companies up to 50 employees and two days for larger companies. Once complete, the findings become your roadmap to saving costs and improving productivity and competitiveness.

During the assessment, ViP engineers map the current status of processes in your business by tracking a typical product through your plant. This mapping process provides a highly visual representation of your value chain, identifying information flows and resources used.

Speaking to key staff across all departments and using a hands-on, simple approach and analysis techniques developed from world-class manufacturing experience, Operations Assessment compares your business with Best Practice in the manufacturing industry for increased efficiency, profitability and productivity. You will receive a high-level process map identifying areas where improvements would have most impact and also the company is scored against 14 operations best practice management criteria. The findings provide objective feedback on which to base your plan for enhanced productivity and competitiveness.

From this model, it is possible to identify workflow issues that need to be addressed, as well as identifying important areas of waste that can be tackled.

At the end of the programme, our observations and findings are summarized as follows:

  • A qualitative business audit based on ViP's model of 'Best Practice' in print
  • A quantification of how your business is managed, including culture, organization and control
  • A review of your company's readiness for improvement.
For more information please contact:
Garry Mellor
Garry Mellor
Senior Process Improvement Engineer
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