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Process Optimization: Get More From Your Processes

Megan Keup
Publication date:
March 22, 2022
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Process Optimization: Get More From Your Processes

Process optimization is the concept of optimizing a process to reduce risks, streamline daily operations, improve worker output, increase efficiency, utilize resources more effectively and improve quality assurance. It is a critical element of business process management along with process mapping and process modeling. It is important to understand how each business process interacts with one another in an organization to break down the barriers between silos and increase process collaboration. Process optimization examples from different industries can help you understand how process optimization can help your business or project. For example, in manufacturing, if workers have glaring inefficiencies in their process, then the rest of the facility can fall off course.

Process automation is a way to streamline that system and remove the human inputs to decrease errors, add speed and quality and reduce costs. Project management can be streamlined through process automation or customized to increase efficiency and reduce human error. Six Sigma is a process to reduce defects when producing a feature or part. Kaizen is a Japanese term that looks at ways to continuously improve processes while involving everyone in the organization. Value Stream Mapping is a lean tool that uses a flowchart to document every step in a process.

DMAIC is a data-driven quality strategy that helps to improve processes. SIPOC is an acronym that stands for suppliers, inputs, processes, outputs and customers. Six Sigma, lean manufacturing and business process management all use it to help with process improvement.


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Megan Keup
Process Optimization: Get More From Your Processes
March 22, 2022
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