Restructuring Advisors

Continuous Process Improvement
Selecting an Improvement Opportunity

Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) is a strategic approach for developing methods and indeed a culture for long term improvement. When organized and implemented effectively, it increases quality and productivity, while reducing costs, resource requirements and time spent on wasted activities.

Determining the right place for your organization to start a CPI program is based on what an organization does effectively and where significant points of improvement are required. The reality is that where an organization commences a CPI program is not as important as answering the following questions:

  • Why would we choose to start here?
  • Who will benefit most by improvement in this area?
  • What do we want the future to look like?

Organizations need to start in an area where they have specific and hard data to work from. Direct feedback from the voice of a company’s customers is always a great place to initiate a CPI program. Whether the feedback pertains specifically to areas such as pricing, quality or lead times are less critical than beginning where management has solid metrics on costs, resource allocations, and cycle times or scrap rates.

Restructuring Advisors is available to help you analyze your operations, review your feedback and suggest initial CPI projects within your company.