Edward Ballo has trained, mentored, led and performed over 40 continuous improvement projects at the Greenbelt and Blackbelt level. The majority of the continuous improvement tools came in the form of a Project Charter, Thought Process Map (TPM), Supplier, Input, Process, Output, Customer (SIPOC), Process Map (PM), Value Stream Map (VSM), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Rapid Problem Solving (RPS), Mistake Proofing, Standardized Work and Control Plans.
The goal of the project was to improve performance in Safety/Environmental, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Productivity. Projects were generated based on the needs of the business, which in most cases were determined by goal deployment activities. Several examples of projects included:
A Pricing Feedback Mechanism Project
The pricing function conducted a business case analysis to determine program profitability. Over the life of a program the agreed to revenue figure was less than planned, due to variation in the process. The goal of the project was to generate an integrated feedback mechanism to eliminate pricing variation. The project saved $7.3 million.
An Optimizing Offsets Project
The company used offsets to win international business. As the world was becoming more global, offsets were used to increase seller/buyer influence. The company spent approximately $150 million per year on offsets. The goal of this project was to reduce the amount spent on offsets by $15 million and increase offset acumen among business leaders. Minimizing the company’s offsets was essentially done by maximizing cross SBE offerings. The project saved $15 million.
For assistance with your improvement project using the DMAIC model, contact Edward Ballo with e3s Consulting.