Continuous Improvement process steps

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  • Step 1

    Generate

    The process starts with a new improvement suggestion. An employee or team has an idea how to improve work. This can be an idea to reduce so called ‘waste’ or to improve quality or safety etc.

  • Step 2

    Register

    To keep track of all the improvement suggestions the idea has to be registered in the COIMBEE-Toolbox. Once entered the suggestion is visible to all employees in the entire organization. This transparency will assure a follow-up on this idea.

  • Step 3

    Select

    Each improvement suggestion will be discussed by the team and the team decides which suggestions will be selected to be realized. Management can support the team-members on this.

  • Step 4

    Realize

    Team-members use a structured approach (PDCA-cycle and root-cause-analysis) and checklist. Not only to implement the solution but also to assure the problem will not return.

  • Step 5

    Celebrate

    Once an improvement has been realized it is important to the team to give them credits. And it is important to the organization to show continuous improvement is important and successful.

  • Step 6

    Report

    To keep track of the results you have to inform and report. Financial, learning, interaction and participation are all aspects to report about. This will increase involvement.

  • Step 7

    Learn

    Learn how to improve, share this knowledge  and increase the number of successful realized improvements.