ISCOM 472 Entire Course

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LEAN ENTERPRISE

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ISCOM 472 Week 1 Lean Enterprise Organization Application
 

You will research the elements and core disciplines of various Lean Enterprise/Operational Excellence initiatives/approaches (for example Lean, Six Sigma, TQM, Theory of Constraints, ISO, Operational Excellence) for both manufacturing and services as it relates to your organization (or one with which you are familiar).

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you address the following points:

 

 

 

Describe briefly at least two core elements of Lean that you personally can use to improve your own organization or one you know.
 

 

Compare/contrast at least two operational excellence (Six Sigma, TQM, Theory of Constraints, ISO, etc.) approaches to a Lean Enterprise in the simple matrix given below. 

 

 

 

Note: Matrix will need to be included in paper.
 

 

 
 

 

Evaluate how your selected organization’s (your own or one you have chosen) vision supports Lean. If the organization’s vision does not support Lean, re-write it yourself so that it does, and describe how your new version of the vision supports Lean showing old and new forms.
 

 

Assess how Lean Enterprises and/or other Operational Excellence initiatives/approaches can help lead an organization to change.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Six Sigma
TQM
Theory of Constraints
ISO
Compared to Lean
 
 
 
 
Contrasted to Lean
 
 
 
 
 

  Note: Pick at least 2; you can choose others.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Use a minimum of 3 different references that are not from the same online text, library book or article.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 
 

 

 

ISCOM 472 Week 2 Benchmarking to Toyota
 

Select an organization that you will benchmark against Toyota while suggesting improvements to the change process.

Research Toyota Production System (TPS) and Toyota Lean Enterprise solutions-and also the team’s selected public organization that needs improvement.

Write a 700-to 1050-word paper in which you Benchmark / Baseline a Lean Enterprise organization against Toyota.

Compare and contrast your chosen organization needing improvement to Toyota that already practices lean enterprise best practice and initiatives.

Address each of the following in your paper:

 

 

 

Benchmark / Baseline your selected public organization needing better Lean Enterprise solutions to Toyota.
 

 

Compare and contrast the management style(s) and other operating principals within your selected organization needing improvement with Toyota’s.
 

 

What differences or similarities do the two organizations have in vision, mission, values, and/or objectives?
 

 

Describe the characteristics and best practices benchmarked for your selected organization’s lean enterprise style(s) and how they affect organizational behavior. Compare those characteristics with Toyota’s.
 

 

Evaluate how the benchmarked best practices can be integrated into your selected organization.
 

 

Explain how Benchmarking /Baselining can facilitate the change process to improve efficiency and eliminate waste.
 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

You need at least 3 references for full points (not three chapters from the same online text, library book / article, but four different sources).

 

 
 

 

 

ISCOM 472 Week 2 Individual Article Summary
 

Research and select an article(s) from the Week 2 Electronic Reserve Readings. 

Summarize the article(s) you have chosen in a 350-word paper.

Explain how your selected article(s) relate(s) to two of the five Week 2 Objectives.

Week 2 Objectives: Existing Work Process:

2.1 Categorize process analysis techniques which are utilized at the various phases of process improvement.

2.2 Explain how baselining and benchmarking are vital to the change process

2.3 Identify three categories of process improvements that may be applied to organizations

2.4 Examine the benefit and importance of accurately documenting the As-Is Process.

2.5 Create an As-Is Process flowchart.

Reference the article according to APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 
 

 

 

 

ISCOM 472 Week 3 Process Improvement Opportunities
 

Create an As-Is Process Flowchart for a process that requires improvement of your selected organization.

Explain the benefits of accurately documenting the As-Is process.

Research your organization that needs improvement and your benchmark organization.

Write a 700-word paper in which you identify and explain the process improvement opportunities and change management process and map the current AS-IS process.

Address each of the following in your paper:

 

 

 

Explain why process flowcharts to map the As-Is process is important to problem solving.
 

 

Use the matrix example given below to identify and benchmark process improvement categories: 

 

 

 

Identify and explain the following terms: 

 

 

 

Reduced lead-time/cycle-time
 

 

Improved quality
 

 

Elimination of waste
 

 

Reduced total cost process improvements.
 

 

 
 

 

Use the process above to benchmark these four categories against Toyota Production Systems (TPS) lean enterprise best practices.
 

 

 
 

 

Describe challenges the selected organization may face in implementing the areas for improvement.
 

 

Explain the importance of the current As-Is Process.
 

 

Identify potential consequences of incorrectly completing the As-Is flowchart
 

 

 Map at least two of the Matrix As-Is process improvement categories for your selected organization.
 

 

Use flowcharting process map boxes (spaghetti and/or swim lane) and at least two decision trees/blocks in the charting.
 

 

Include your As-Is Flowchart as an exhibit or figure in your paper.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Process Improvement Categories
Definitions (Identify and Explain)
Toyota (Best Practice) Description
Reduced Lead-Time / Cycle-Time
 
 
Improved Quality
 
 
Elimination of Waste
 
 
Reduced Total Cost
 
 
 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Use a minimum of 3 different references that are not from the same online text, library book or article.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

ISCOM 472 Week 3 DMAIC Problem Solving
 

Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® slide presentation with speaker notes addressing each of the process improvement phases of DMAIC.  Identify a process you want to improve in your personal life or in your organization, or one you know that may benefit from improvement.   

Research each of the following phases:

 

 

 

Define
 

 

Measure
 

 

Analyze
 

 

Improve
 

 

Control
 

 

Describe two different tools/techniques, using one slide per each phase of DMAIC and two tools/techniques per each phase, 3 slides total each phase, to analyze a process you have chosen to improve.

Use 5 Whys and 5S as two of your 10 selected tools/techniques.  You may choose the other eight tools/techniques.For each phase, provide applied examples of process improvement within your workplace or an organization with which you are familiar and apply tools/techniques to each phase.

 

 

 

Define 

 

 

 

Tool 1
 

 

Tool 2
 

 

 
 

 

Measure 

 

 

 

Tool 1
 

 

Tool 2
 

 

 
 

 

Analyze 

 

 

 

Tool 1
 

 

Tool 2
 

 

 
 

 

Improve 

 

 

 

Tool 1
 

 

Tool 2
 

 

 
 

 

Control 

 

 

 

Tool 1
 

 

Tool 2
 

 

 
 

 

Tools/Techniques are from the text / toolbox such as 5 Whys, 5S, Flow Charts, Pareto Charts, Control Charts, Scatter Diagrams, Brainstorming, etc.

Note: You need to show detail in the speaker section. This is worth 15 points (15% of your grade) so please give details of how the tools/techniques are used, and give examples.

Format your PowerPoint® presentation consistent with APA guidelines.The presentation will need to be 19 slides and include the following: title slide, introduction, content, conclusion and reference slide. Each phase must have one description slide plus two slides for each technique/tool chosen and must also provide examples and personal application on the slide with details in the speaker notes.

Use a minimum of 3 different references that are not from the same online text, library book or article.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 
 

 

 

ISCOM 472 Week 4 Recommend Improved Process Applying To-Be Flowchart
 

Create and recommend an improved process, applying the To-Be Flowchart for the process identified that requires improvement from Week 3 for your selected organization.

Write a 700-word paper in which you describe and apply the two process improvements categories identified in Week 3 along with DMAIC tools / techniques to improve the two selected processes and map the To-Be flow chart.

Address the following in your paper:

 

 

 

Use the two selected As-Is process flowcharts from Week 3 and improve the process using the process improvement categories selected and benchmarked to Toyota and map the new improved To-Be processes.
 

 

Describe how you used the Toyota benchmark information to help you improve the two processes.
 

 

Use at least two new process improvement tools / techniques from DMAIC, one per each Week 2 flowchart, that can help improve your selected processes further and describe how they were implemented.
 

 

Describe how using DMAIC tools and techniques can help create standardized versus non-standardized processes.
 

 

Identify potential challenges in implementing your process changes.
 

 

Recommend how the organization may resolve resistance to change such as communications and implementation plans.
 

 

Map / design the two new and improved To-Be flowcharts and add to the assignment as an Exhibit or Figure.
 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Use a minimum of 2 different references that are not from the same online text, library book or article.

Use the Grading Rubric and University Library Sample Paper and APA Guide and Citation Generator.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 
 

 

 

ISCOM 472 Week 4 Leading Lean Enterprises Changes
 

Write a 1,050-word paper to assess and resolve resistance to process change.

Identify at least two non-standardized processes in your own organization or one you are familiar with that can be documented.

Address the following in your paper:

 

 

 

Describe the two non-standardized processes selected.
 

 

Explain why the non-standardized process should be standardized to help reduce variation.  If you think a non-standardized process is OK to utilize, explain why and how you will control variation.
 

 

Evaluate challenges that the selected organization may face in implementing the identified lean enterprise improvements. For example, examine your DMAIC assignment in Week 3 where you improved a process.  What are the barriers to implementing these changes?
 

 

Recommend how your selected organization may resolve resistance to change or overcoming change.
 

 

Explain how management can help organizations facilitate change with empowerment and getting everyone involved.
 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Use a minimum of 3 different references that are not from the same online text, library book or article.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 
 

 

 

ISCOM 472 Week 5 Continuous Improvement Applying Measurements and Value Stream Mapping
 

Write a 1,050-word paper that recommends and evaluates the final business process improvement plan for your selected organization.

Address the following in your paper:

 

 

 

Explain the metrics and processes your team will use to monitor and sustain your planned improvements.
 

 

Develop the metrics to quantify the level of improvement in your selected processes.
 

 

Compare and contrast the various measurement techniques your team selected to measure and sustain the new To-Be process.  Why were some chosen and others not?
 

 

Describe what Value Stream Mapping is and how it can be used to help the To-Be Process.
 

 

Evaluate the most important parts of the Value Stream Mapping.
 

 

Explain how continuous improvement can help your chosen company monitor processes in comparison to  stopping at the To-Be Process mapping phase?
 

 

Analyze how your team can sustain continuous improvement with the new, improved process.
 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Use a minimum of 3 different references that are not from the same online text, library book or article.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

ISCOM 472 Week 5 Just-in-Time (JIT) Process Improvements
 

Benchmark a public company that has JIT Processing.  Apply the selected company’s JIT best practices to your own company or another public company you know or can research.

Observe and document the process steps followed.

Write a 1,050-word analysis in which you:

 

 

 

Explain the JIT philosophy.
 

 

Describe the production process steps observed or implemented from the benchmarked company.
 

 

Attach a “before improvement” process As-Is Flowchart as an Exhibit or Figure.
 

 

Compare and contrast standardized and non-standardized process steps.
 

 

State your opinion concerning the process (effectiveness, efficiency, and measurements).
 

 

Recommend process improvements using supportive evidence.
 

 

Attach an “after improvement” process To-Be Flowchart as an Exhibit or Figure.
 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Use a minimum of 3 different references that are not from the same online text, library book or article.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 
 

 
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