Process mapping is a sure way to establish a process and buy in from your staff.
Have you ever wondered why some operators work better than others? Or why some seem to achieve more than others? Have you asked what is their secret?
Well in order to find out Process Mapping is a great way of sharing processes and the 'how' things are being done. Indeed, process mapping can help identfy all the different ways operations perform their work and can identify what best practises are in use - and who is and is not using them.
Blue Bear supports the identification of process, timings, functions and overall percentage of time. But we can also gather interesting facts like best practise and areas of work causing Delay, Motion, Duplication etc...
All of the factors can determine your outputs and where they can be improved or shared.
Process Mapping enables us to identify the non value added and waste activities that restrict the flow within a process, such as:
Delays waiting for large consignments
Time lost due to poor quality and rework.
The impact of supplier downtime or later vessel loading
Poor prioritisation of work causing delays.
Inadequate documentation and process instructions.
Inappropriate working sequence.
Once these have been identified, ways to improve the system can be considered.
A sure way to improve your supply chain is to Process Map it!