If your manufacturing operations struggle with discovering and addressing problems that to meet daily goals – you’re not using the proper tools or methods to problem-solve effectively. Not having the right problem-solving approach could lead to compounding issues resulting in out-of-pocket and lost opportunity costs.
In part 4 of our Operational Management System series, David Hicks and Tim Nickerson return to explain the costs of ineffective problem solving, why manufacturers might struggle to quickly and clearly define production issues, determine the complexity of a problem, and why there may be confusion over problem-solving methodologies versus problem-solving tools.
Operations professionals will hear real-world examples and:
- Common risks to unstructured problem-solving approaches
- Differences in information-driven vs. data-driven problem-solving tools
- Various problem-solving methodologies and which one is appropriate for the problem