“Adapt or perish.” This H.G. Wells quote captures perfectly today’s business environment. So much has changed so quickly. COVID-19 is affecting everything, everybody, everywhere. From six of my blog posts, here is a post COVID-19 toolkit to adapt your business to today’s new operational challenges:
SQDCME. There is just so much to do. When things are hectic, SQDCME prioritizes competing objectives and provides focus on the vital few: Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Morale, and Environment.
Managing by Walking Around Quality Audit. People have changed seats. Many are now working from home. In just ten questions, you can quickly verify that your quality system is still functioning.
Business Process Mapping. Business processes are being re-engineered for a suddenly remote world. Process mapping answers questions about what actually happens inside your company. As such, it is an excellent tool for designing robust processes and communicating changes.
5-Step Throughput Improvement Model. Customer order patterns have changed and your internal operational constraints have moved. Here’s a quick refresher on Theory of Constraints and Goldratt’s 5-step throughput improvement model…how to find and break bottlenecks.
Sales Funnel. Is your constraint now outside the four walls of your plant? This blog combines business process mapping, Theory of Constraints, and Lean Thinking to improve the throughput of your sales funnel.
8D Team Oriented Problem Solving. An 8D is a simple but structured problem solving method that reinforces team work, encourages a bias for action, and delivers robust and permanent solutions across organizational boundaries.
Six great tools and methods to better equip you and your team for post COVID-19 challenges. Please feel welcome to put them to use. Adapt, don’t perish. 🙂
Pro Bono Help
The COVID-19 business contraction feels more severe than the credit crunch ten plus years ago. For me, that likely means not much in the way of new projects for the next six months or longer.
I will be fine. The kids are through college and my retirement is funded. But for those who work to provide for their families, the ramifications of COVID-19 are unthinkable.
Need some help with this post COVID-19 toolkit? Don’t hesitate to reach out.
Pro bono, I am offering my time to those struggling operationally to get their businesses going again. Quality, delivery, and cost solutions. Business processes for a newly remote world. Project management. A fresh eyes look. There is no reason for me to be sitting at home while small businesses are going under and jobs are disappearing.
If you are a neighbor along the Lake Michigan shoreline, here’s the link to the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Toolkit for government agency contacts, general business resources, best practices, etc.