In companies and organizations, various production optimization methods are used to make these processes more efficient, productive and cost-effective. The following are some of the most common production optimization methods:
This method focuses on reducing waste and maximizing value for the customer. Lean principles are based on continuous improvement, reduction of unnecessary steps, minimization of errors and the creation of a culture of continuous improvement.
This method aims to minimize the error rate and maximize process quality. It uses statistical analysis tools to identify and eliminate production discrepancies. Thus, the aim is to achieve the lowest possible variance in the production processes.
BPR involves a radical redesign of business processes to achieve fundamental improvements. The optimisation of processes or their redesign always have the goal of being innovative and increasing efficiency.
Kaizen is a Japanese concept that means continuous improvement. It’s about taking small, incremental steps to improve processes to make a big impact in the long run.
TQM is a comprehensive approach to improving the quality of all aspects of a business. It emphasizes the involvement of all employees to improve quality and includes techniques such as quality control, customer feedback, and employee involvement.
This method identifies and eliminates bottlenecks or bottlenecks in production processes to improve the performance of the entire system.
Originally from software development, agile methods, such as Scrum and Kanban, have found their way into many other areas of business. In doing so, they promote iterative and incremental ways of working, rapid feedback and adaptability.
VSM is a visual method for analyzing and improving production processes. It maps the entire value stream from inception to delivery of a product or service to identify and eliminate bottlenecks and waste.