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This Practice Note sets out a simple five-step improving efficiency framework and illustrates how it works by way of a case study involving client...
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Which efficiency tools should you use at which stage?DefineMeasureAnalyseImproveControlWhat is the problem?How big is the problem?What’s causing the...
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There are five key steps to improving efficiency:•identify the process that needs to be improved•measure the problem•analyse the information•improve...
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What is continuous improvement?The definition of 'continuous improvement' (CI) is often over-complicated and buried in jargon, but it means exactly...
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There are five key steps to improving efficiency:•identify (define) what process needs improving•measure the problem•analyse your information•improve...
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Continuous improvement (CI) is very fashionable in management circles but the heavy use of management-speak can make it difficult to understand. You...
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StageQuestionsCase studyCreate a sense of urgencyHow will the employees know there is a need for the change?How will they understand how important it...
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There are five key steps to improving efficiency:•identify (define) what process needs improving•measure the problem•analyse your information•improve...
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There are five key steps to improving efficiency:•identify (define) what process needs improving•measure the problem•analyse your information•improve...
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There are five key steps to improving efficiency:•identify (define) what process needs improving•measure the problem•analyse your information•improve...
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Executive summaryThis report analyses why [state what the analysis relates to].The aim was [state aim].The main recommendations of the report...
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OverproductionType of wasteProblem?Yes/No?Comments How big is the issue, how often does it happen, who does it affect, what is the impact on the...
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Step 1: Identify our clientsWho are our existing clients (specific and generic)?Who are our potential clients?(Could be specific or a type of client,...
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Step 1: Identify our clientsWho are our existing clients (specific and generic)?Anyone who wants to buy, sell or rent a houseWho are our potential...
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This Precedent will help you identify and deal with issues around making and implementing change across the firm. It considers the different stages...
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There are five key steps to improving efficiency:•identify (define) what process needs improving•measure the problem•analyse your information•improve...
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