Effective Assessment Of Process Improvement
A comparison study looking at the utilization gains achieved in a manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Australia
after a previous investigation in 2012. Looking at the ‘Hit List’ of improvement recommendations created by the authors in
2012, this paper studies the link between changes made after the previous study, and current incremental gains in utilization.
An 11.6 percent improvement was observed after a total of nine out of 43 recommendations from 2012 were enacted. The
study then evaluated the link between those recommendations acted upon, and their ranked or perceived benefit/risk gain
ratio. Finally, a new list of observed wastes in 2014 was created.
Index Terms— Production process improvement, Efficiency assessment, time-based measurements.