Explain why process flowcharts to map the As-Is process is important to problem solving.

Explain why process flowcharts to map the As-Is process is important to problem solving.

Process Improvement Opportunities  NO PLAGIARISM!

 

Create an As-Is Process Flowchart for a process that requires improvement of your selected organization. The organization is GMC.

 

Explain the benefits of accurately documenting the As-Is process.

 

Research your organization that needs improvement and your benchmark organization.

 

Write a 700-word paper in which you identify and explain the process improvement opportunities and change management process and map the current AS-IS process. 

 

Address each of the following in your paper:

 

·         Explain why process flowcharts to map the As-Is process is important to problem solving.

 

·         Use the matrix example given below to identify and benchmark process improvement categories:

 

o    Identify and explain the following terms:

 

§  Reduced lead-time/cycle-time

 

§  Improved quality

 

§  Elimination of waste

 

§  Reduced total cost process improvements.

 

o    Use the process above to benchmark these four categories against Toyota Production Systems (TPS) lean enterprise best practices.

 

·         Describe challenges the selected organization may face in implementing the areas for improvement.

 

·         Explain the importance of the current As-Is Process.

 

·         Identify potential consequences of incorrectly completing the As-Is flowchart

 

·          Map at least two of the Matrix As-Is process improvement categories for your selected organization.

 

·         Use flowcharting process map boxes (spaghetti and/or swim lane) and at least two decision trees/blocks in the charting. 

 

·         Include your As-Is Flowchart as an exhibit or figure in your paper.

 

Process Improvement Categories

Definitions (Identify and Explain)

Toyota (Best Practice) Description

Reduced Lead-Time / Cycle-Time
Improved Quality
Elimination of Waste
Reduced Total Cost

 

 

 

The flow chart can be made in PowerPoint

 

 Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Use a minimum of 2 different references that are not from the same online text, library book or article.