Recommend Improved Process Applying To-Be Flowchart
Create and recommend an improved process, applying the To-Be Flowchart for the process identified that requires improvement from Week 3 for your selected organization.
Answer the bullets below in which you describe and apply the two process improvements categories identified in Week 3 along with DMAIC tools / techniques to improve the two selected processes and map the To-Be flow chart.
· Use the two selected As-Is process flowcharts from Week 3 and improve the process using the process improvement categories selected and benchmarked to Toyota and map the new improved To-Be processes.
· Use at least two new process improvement tools / techniques from DMAIC, that can help improve your selected processes further and describe how they were implemented.
Below is Week 3’s flowcharts
Toyota Production System
The table below of Toyota Production System is compared with GMC TPS.
Toyota Production Systems
Challenges GMC may face when implementing areas for improvement
The main challenge that GMC may face when implementing areas for improvement is the status quo. Therefore, there might be some resistance from the employees to accept the new improvements (Hebb, 2016). Therefore, it would be difficult to break that culture and create a new one (Rileigh, 2016). The second challenge that GMC may face when implementing the areas for improvements would be cost of implementing the new improvement since it would require training of employees and monitoring of the new systems. Furthermore, it may lead to hiring or firing of new staff (Morrow, 2012).
Improvement of Customer Request Process
Improvement of Manufacturing Process