To handle large numbers of ideas cost-effectively, a manufacturer must evaluate and implement them in an efficient manner. While every manager must design a process specifically for the needs of his or her unit, every effective approach follows the same basic principles. This Characteristics of a Good Process program addresses the eight characteristics of an effective idea process.
This program is part of an eight-program series, The Secret of Getting Lean Ideas from Employees, which includes and is based on the book Ideas Are Free. It will show you how to unlock the tremendous potential in your lean initiative by tapping into the ideas of your front-line employees.
Authors and presenters, Dr. Alan Robinson and Dr. Dean Schroeder studied more than 150 organizations in 17 countries to discover what worked, what didn’t, and why when it comes to promoting ideas.
By Philip D Rufe, CMfgE
By Ahmad K Elshennawy, Gamal S Weheba, PhD