Time for Improvement
As an entrepeneur you want to optimise the production process within your company as much as possible, so you can stay on top of the latest trends within the market. With our experts you choose for a sustainable and efficient production.
Our approach on process improvement
No company is the same. From raw materials, production process and staff, they all have their own goals and requirements. With Bakery Academy, you will always receive a customized plan of approach. With our experience an expertise, we can assure you of a production process where the teamwork, staff and product are of the highest quality. This will result in: less waste and less variety in a production run.
To get insight of the performance we need dashboards data. Most data will only give insights of the outcome of the process and not the process run itself. Do you have insight in how your process and production is really running, or how they should be running? What is the level of detailed information needed to make decisions based on?
Not only from our experience at Bakery Academy. But also business models like Lean, Six sigma, Total Quality Management and Agile. We adjust them in co-operation with applicable quality control systems. ( like HACCP, BRC, IFS, ISO)
To get to the best improvements for your company we need to define which road to take. First we formulate together the goal of what is wanted. The goal needs to be specific, measurable, ambitious, realistic and time bounded. To reach that goal we pass several steps.
(A confidentiality statement will be signed for each company. )
This Is How We Work
Step 1: Goal Definition
The first step is about getting insight of the difficulties of the opportunities. As soon as we have this clear and understood, we can define the goal of the project. For this we need to collect lots of information about the project/product such as:
- What are the difficulties?
- Where and when do they appear?
- What is most important to the customer?
- What is the scope of the project?
- What is the planning?
- What are the critical phases in the process/product?
Step 2: Research
At this step relevant data will be measured and collected. From here a plan will be made for collecting and processing of the data. Beginning this process, we will lay out the ‘’O” situation (the initial situation). To continue our road to improvement we will research the collected information and formulations. Also photo, video and software will be used in combination with registrations and if necessary labotory analysis. This will give an accurate insight into the process and product.
Step 3: Analyse
Newly acquired and stored data will be combined and analysed. Based on those analyses we will check if the sketched issues really are the problem or if there is an amassment of them. From this perspective, we search for the most central difficulty. Then combine it with an as early possible resolution, so that we can make any improvements necessary.
Step 4: Improve
Most of the time with improvement our preference in separate increments with small preparations. Before we adjust the existent process, and offer high intensive guidelines to the staff for a certain period of time. After a while the intensity of guidelines will be phased out and the staff can manage and maintain the process.
Step 5: Revision
After a period of 3 months to 6 months there will be a last check-up and some last process improvements if necessary.