A powerful RAMP™ for Lean methodology from SiPi:
‘It is all about customizing an effective productivity roadmap for your organisation and hand-holding your teams through the implementation.’
The RAMP™ methodology typically implements a 4-phase productivity roadmap as detailed:
Lean Diagnostics. A SiPi productivity coach starts with the Gemba walk, a powerful feature of Lean diagnostics that discovers wastes through a rigorous process observation and interrogation, and synthesise them with performance data collected by the organisation. The results are integrated into a Lean diagnostics radar as a key part of a Lean diagnostics report. The report highlights key areas that should be improved for impactful productivity gains, and the consequent expected business benefits to the company. The company can use the Lean diagnostics report to prioritise focus areas for improvement and trigger impactful improvement projects.
Productivity Roadmapping. In this next stage, customized roadmapping is done by the SiPi productivity coach to phase key focus areas for improvement. Project teams for the focus areas are set up and guided using project charter templates to scope and define improvement projects, including problem quantification, target setting and estimation of project benefits. Lean Six Sigma tools required to help the teams carry out the projects are planned for knowledge transfer through a series of training and coaching workshops. A project timeline gives the organisation visibility to track the roadmap progress.
Project Coaching. Through a series of training/ coaching workshops, the SiPi productivity coach now guides the project teams to implement the improvement projects concurrently using the Lean Six Sigma methodology. The rigorous problem solving process, using the Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control phases of Lean Six Sigma, typically takes 3 to 4 months to complete, with a typical target of 10 percent productivity gain and financial impact of $20k to $100k, depending on the nature of improvement. The company benefits from real improvement projects completed, financial improvement realised and people developed with better skills to implement new projects.
Productivity Framework. In addition, while project implementation is in progress, the SiPi productivity coach works with senior management to set up a productivity framework that re-aligns management practices to sustain long-term gains. Key management systems introduced or enhanced are the project identification process, project tracking system, organization of productivity roles and metrics, and the incentive system. The desired outcome is the ability of the company to constantly define new impactful projects for execution by capable, motivated project members with clear metrics to fulfil.
The RAMP methodology typically takes between 9 months and 15 months to complete depending on the size and complexity of the company, as well as the scope and intensity the company wants to undertake.
Deliverables. Companies which work with SiPi can look forward to a customized roadmapping solution that is integrated, ROI-focused and guidance-intensive. Typical deliverables from a complete engage-ment include a Lean diagnostic report, 3 impactful projects completed each with about 10 percent productivity gain and $20k to $100k financial benefits, 10 productivity managers trained with Lean Six Sigma capabilities to lead new improvement projects, 5 senior management executives trained as business champions, and a productivity framework set up to sustain long-term productivity gains.
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