An operation’s goals provide the direction for the improvement work. Therefore the goals must be relevant, clearly defined, and effectively communicated. Furthermore, they must be consistent throughout the entire organization.
Goal setting needs to take into account the big picture and all its aspects. This background work creates the conditions for setting goals that will lead the operation in the right direction and that are good from a holistic point of view. Part Development can help in various ways, from analyzing your current situation, to setting goals, to breaking these goals down into smaller and stimulating objectives at the employee level.
The right goals and outcome measurements provide the potential to steer your limited improvement resources in the right direction. In this way time and costs for achieving improvement can be minimized.