Depending upon client requirements, appropriate methods may include a mix of methodologies from: 

  •  Systems modification
  • Skills development (Management, Supervisory or Craft)
  • Asset Management
  • Equipment Reliability and Utilization
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Six Sigma
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Team Building
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Change Management

Literally dozens of methodologies have evolved over time.
Organizations must sort through these methodologies, make a selection and attempt to implement it in an effort to achieve desired goals. If this is not done correctly, failure is usually technicianWithPipettethe result.

Some of these methodologies cause excessive costs to implement than is necessary to achieve desired results, while others do not focus on what is required to achieve desired results; while still others require huge investments in personnel training and time requirements to implement. STI Associates, who have hundreds of years of combined experience in working with clients in achieving true Performance Improvement, have found that, in most cases, none of these methodologies are right when applied as “cookie cutter” approaches.

Improvement Approaches – Comparison Table – (pdf file) 

What does appear to be consistent however, are the categories of areas that may need to be addressed in order to achieve comprehensive Performance Improvement:

  •  Organizational Effectiveness
  • Management Systems
  • Equipment Reliability
  • Employee Skills
  • Management and Supervisory Skills
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Process or Work Flow

The current “Flavor of the Month” program may sound like the right approach at first, but it will fail to deliver if it doesn’t match your organization’s conditions and true requirements. Through STI’s proven process the right methodologies, based on individual client needs, are selected and implemented to attain the desired goals at the lowest practical cost