8 Operational Excellence Principles to grow your business

8 Operational Excellence Principles to grow your business

The word improvement in an operation means different things to different people. Some define it as lower operating cost or reduced inventory while others describe it in terms of increased efficiency or better quality. The process of improvement in an organization often involves management setting one of these goals, employees making changes in their areas to achieve it, then management setting a new goal.

There are eight principles that we use in production area:

  1. Design lean value streams
  2. Make lean value streams flow
  3. Make flow visual
  4. Create standard work for flow
  5. Make abnormal flow visual
  6. Create standard work for abnormal flow
  7. Have employees in the flow improve the flow
  8. Perform Offense Activities