Problem Solving Issues
Remember, the key is to eliminate problems as soon as you can, therefore creating a continuous improvement culture, which embeds Jidoka principles.A number of problem solving strategies are currently popular and can be seen below, so give them a go and see how you get on.There are a couple of well-known continuous improvement road maps that should be used, like PDCA or DMAIC, but in essence, problem solving is all about the following:1. Simply put, if you have a problem somewhere and it is causing a big impact, measure it!
In business, errors are made; issues arise, so how do you know what problem to deal with amongst the mountain of problems that may exist. What problem strategies are there to help diagnose and eliminate the causes amongst the myriad of issues?
This stage may take time to gather the data and measure the process outputs to truly identify the impact of the solution – all the time searching to see the level of impact to the initial problem and whether the problem is still there.
If the problem is in fact still there, then its back to the group brainstorming stage for further analysis, and repeat the process again.
These tools can be used in any industry, company or sector, with the remit of identifying the problem at source, correcting this problem and removing the root causes for good.
– Continuously striving for this relentless identification and elimination of problems will mean that your company is more competitive and is effectively using problem solving strategies to gain leverage on the competition.