P. 1
OPS571 / OPS 571 / Week 5 Individual Assignment: Process Improvement Plan

# OPS571 / OPS 571 / Week 5 Individual Assignment: Process Improvement Plan

|Views: 1,764|Likes:
Individual Assignment: Process Improvement Plan
· Complete the Statistical Process Control for the process identified in Week One.
· Write a 1,050 words (maximum) explanation of the control limits including the calculations and data used to determine them.
· Discuss the effect of any seasonal factors using the process performance data collected each week.
· Discuss the confidence intervals and their usefulness based on the number of data points.
Individual Assignment: Process Improvement Plan
· Complete the Statistical Process Control for the process identified in Week One.
· Write a 1,050 words (maximum) explanation of the control limits including the calculations and data used to determine them.
· Discuss the effect of any seasonal factors using the process performance data collected each week.
· Discuss the confidence intervals and their usefulness based on the number of data points.

See more
See less

06/21/2013

\$3.99

USD

pdf

text

original

# 1

Process Improvement Plan
YOUR NAME(S) OPS/571 DATE NAME OF PROFESSOR

-

resulting in the process to take more time. and therefore. Correct statistical evaluation.1) provides the measurements of the initial one month that have been plotted (Figure 1.2) depending on every day of the week and the volume of time that it took to drive to work as per the flowchart (Figure 1. The identical holds true in spring. Planning is important when you're thinking of the analysis of this type of process so as to reach the ideal result (Chase et al. there will additionally be more delays. The control chart (Figure 1. there's a increase in mishaps. 2005). These aspects mainly contain weather-related problems.3). It additionally makes it much simpler to make a decision about any variation related to quality control and its capability to turn into more effective. compacted snow debilitates the stability of the roads. But. in which the rate of precipitation is increased creating it to rain more 2 often.PROCESS IMPROVEMENT PLAN Process Improvement Plan Statistical process control (SPC) has got the capability to provide a crucial analytical tool to properly understand in case a process comprises any flaws (Chase. the remainder flow is virtually free from potential bottlenecks. The control chart for driving to work doesn't display major discrepancies except for the 4th week during which the driver needed to get gas on the 2nd day (Tuesday). provides useful data to make correct decisions depending on the relevant data that was gathered. Jacobs. 2005). Moreover. in conjunction with appropriate planning. & Aquilano. As soon as the gas problem is solved. in case there's not a sufficient availability of gas. Summer season tend to be the . which in turn causes drivers to drive slowly.. It's widely known that in winter season. There will definitely be more discrepancies in the forthcoming months as a result of anticipated seasonal factors that will slow down the process. in that case the vehicle has the ability to allow the driver go to the final destination. As a result. the driver should drive to the nearest gas station to get sufficient gas for the vehicle to be capable to drive to work. traffic will definitely be more congested. In case the driver has a sufficient availability of gas. A possible description for the reason behind the variation in the volume of time it requires to drive to work is because of the fact there's a barrier related to the driver's capability to drive straight to work.

possibly during the night. and simultaneously. which might result in the vehicle to work more efficiently on the road. The driver may additionally consider accelerating the other processes (wearing seatbelt. and can and will be utilized to determine. however it is definitely big enough to use so as to come up with an estimation of the population mean. The driver may also think about buying seasonal tires. One possible method would include moving the process to a more expedient time period in which the bottleneck may have additional capability. Extra add-ons for example increased windshield-wiper blades may also make the movement extremely effective. Simply by noticing and documenting the . consequently. the driver may prefer to depart for work at a less favorable time period that would involve the capability for less traffic. To put it differently.PROCESS IMPROVEMENT PLAN 3 most effective. There are methods by which these types of bottlenecks can be correctly got rid of. safely driving out of garage. the information will be continuously gathered to make sure quality and help in the constant improvement process. the volume of traffic at night time has less capability to produce the transportation of other motor vehicles. But just 4 weeks have been assessed. but the process might take more time (based on the time of day). The control chart shows the outcomes of the data that was gathered. The identical holds true for most of the autumn season. decrease the possibility of a mishap happening. The sample size used in the instance is definitely small. When you're thinking of weather. For instance.) in order to decrease the potential bottleneck’s capability to slow down the overall movement. use the suitable control factors in the process. during a period in which the gas station is considerably less occupied. and so on. that would also enable the driver to drive straight to work. would enable the driver to drive straight to work each morning without needing to drive to a gas station during the flow. and simultaneously. assess. that would make the operation of getting gas much faster. and hopefully improve the movement. both in route to work and the way coming from work. The driver may also get gas on the weekend break. the driver could get gas before the flow even starting. because the weather conditions are usually constant and enjoyable. driving to work. This.

and as a result. the control restrictions may turn out to be changed. long-term information may display even more control and the standard deviation may be much more practical.PROCESS IMPROVEMENT PLAN 4 measurements for an extended period. the mean would be much better understood. . Although the process doesn't seem to be out-of-control.

61 5.1 5 Control Chart for Driving to Work Report Date: Student: Duration: 4 weeks End date: Desired level Number of Imperfections Wednesday Thursday Tuesday Insert Date John Doe Insert Date ongoing 100% Mean (Daily Average ) 21.61 Lower Contro l Limit Upper Contro l Limit Monday Week One Week Two Week Three Week Four 22 24 22 22 17 17 17 37 15 16 16 19 25 24 24 25 Friday 29 26 29 26 Date 5.60 Standard Deviatio n Sample Standard Deviatio n 5.83 16.21 28.99 28.21 .6 21.60 22.21 28.61 5.61 5.PROCESS IMPROVEMENT PLAN Figure 1.8 Sample Mean (Averag e of All Means) 22.6 25.60 22.60 22.99 16.99 16.21 28.4 21.99 16.73 4.56 5.32 6.

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT PLAN Figure 1.2 6 .

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT PLAN Figure 1.3 7 Flowchart Start – enter vehicl e Is there a parking space available in the main parking lot? No Find parking and safely park in the alternative parking lot Open garage door Yes Turn on vehicl e Search for parking Put on seatbelt Find parking and safely park in the main parking lot Turn off. exit and lock vehicle Safely drive out of garage Reach Destination Yes Is there enough gas to get to work? Drive to work No Drive to gas station and fill up tank End enter final destination (work) .

scribd