Continuous Improvement, Feedback Loops, and Efficiency Testing

One of the ways that you can make the most use out of modern technology is by continuously improving every process that you can. There is a lot of theory and practice behind this concept, but the more you work at adopting high-powered habits and using the tools and techniques at your disposal, the closer you will get to optimum work effectiveness. Whether you are in a company that uses a lot of technology or not, it’s still appropriate to embrace technological concepts to remain competitive.

Think of the ways that you can use technology and the concept of continuous improvement within your current project goals. Focusing on the idea of constant improvement itself is a good start. After that, you can do everything in your power to shorten feedback loops to their smallest possible increment. And then finally, each step of the way, you can create efficiency testing methods to see if your theories are working in the real world. There are a lot of mistakes that happen as you try to improve, especially if it’s one of your goals, so plan on being flexible through this entire process.

Shorten Feedback Loops

How much do you use feedback loops in your day-to-day work? As you are trying to test your product continuously, what sort of time constraints do you have with your evaluation periods? If it takes a week for someone to discover a problem, and then another week to implement a solution, that is a lot of wasted efficiency. If you can manage to shorten your feedback loop to a day, or even an hour, or perhaps a single iteration of an event, you can make small incremental changes very quickly, and that will drastically improve your overall project rate of success.

The 5S Method

To see efficiency and improvement from an engineering standpoint, look at the 5S method. It is a brilliant way to continually improve everything about an engineering process. Technology is involved in several ways. First of all, you can use technology to do the testing required to improve your five best methods. And, often one of the first things that is improved through the use of 5S methodology happens to be technology. So it’s a cycle of literal, practical, and theoretical improvement all contained within the specific project framework.

Testing for Customer Satisfaction Regarding Time Implementation

At the core of continuous improvement is the idea of customer satisfaction. And customers will or won’t be satisfied faced on if their expectations are met promptly. Because of this, it’s no surprise that a lot of efficiency testing concerns time. How long does it take to do something? How long should it take for that event? If there is a discrepancy between those two numbers, it’s up to the company manager or the engineer in charge to figure out how to either improve the expectation or the implementation of better and more productive activities.

Published by: Jacob Stevenson

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