Posted by: meikah | 4 February 2009 | 9:50 pm
Competitiveness is best measured during trying times. So is your business ready for it. To be ready, you need to know these three things:
- SCOR is a cross-industry model designed to analyze a supply chain and identify improvement opportunities in both Material flow and Work & Information flow.
- Lean Manufacturing focuses on reducing cycle time and increasing process speed. Its goal is the removal of non-value-added process steps or time traps from the process.
- Six Sigma is a statistical quality goal that represents the achievement of a quality level equal to no more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities.
Dan Swartwood of PRAGMATEK Consulting Group puts out a white paper on how to use Lean, Six Sigma and SCOR to improve competitiveness.