Inductive Methods Integration Survey©
In all companies, operational processes and technologies evolve
at differing rates. At the same time, changes in corporate missions, operational
philosophies, management personnel, and competition force change.
As a result, they can add an unnecessary cost burden to not only
one operation in the process, but often in both upstream and downstream operations as
Over time, these forced or "Inductive" inefficiencies become inherited
"legacies" and "artifacts." No one remembers why and how they evolved;
"Its just the way weve always done it."
- We classify a "legacy" as an outmoded process or
procedure that is no longer efficient but still must be performed.
- An "artifact" may best be defined as a physical obstacle
employees must work around in some inefficient manner. Managers and operations personnel
accept them and work around them each day.
We have found this is common in many mature operations and have
developed a proven methodical approach designed to identify and eliminate some of these
specific types of problems. We call it our . . . "Inductive Methods Integration
Survey©" . . .
The purpose of this survey is to quickly and efficiently analyze
various elements of an existing operation. We then determine how effectively these
evolving processes and variety of different generations of technology have been blended
together to serve managements best interests. We conduct the survey during a single
day on site. In performing this survey, we will:
- Review your present operational process from order entry through
- Identify what technologies are in use today and how effectively
they are being used
- Classify "legacy" processes and "artifacts"
- Identify other methods or technologies that may be adapted to your
Upon completion of the survey and our subsequent analysis, we
will provide a written report of our findings within 5 working days.
We will identify "legacy" processes and "artifacts" as well as list specific
improvements that you may wish to consider integrating into your operation.
We can help you take the risk out of evaluating new technology
for your operation.
- We can help you better understand what works well in your
operations and what improvements may be made.
We will offer possible solutions that can improve your bottom
We can assist you in implementing these changes and in the
training of your people.