“In order to address these deficiencies, a process improvement team established a “future state”

Future state

“In order to address these deficiencies, a process improvement team established a “future state” (Poirier, Charles, et al. Diagnosing Greatness 2009). In the world of business, companies and people are always finding better ways to conduct business or run operations. Technology is the biggest driver of improvement, along with peoples creativeness to find a better or more efficient way. Since working in the glass industry, I have noticed that technology has improved the way we bend glass greatly. The idea in manufacturing is to make as much product as you can, in the shortest amount of time possible, and have the product be made to the correct specifications. For example, we had a production line that was put in 40 years ago, and they were having trouble making it profitable due to the machines not being about to make glass at the tight tolerances. Therefore, on the newer machinery had no issues making the glass to what the auto makers design. Supply and logistics is the same way. Companies are always looking for a better way to conduct business, by making the customer happy and wanting to them to return for more business. Continuous improvement will allow companies to cut cost and streamline process, in order to do more work with less people, therefore making the company more lean and profitable. What type or form of technology will be the next big improvement?

 

References

Poirier, Charles, et al. Diagnosing Greatness: Ten Traits of the Best Supply Chains, J. Ross Publishing, 2009. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy2.apus.edu/lib/apus/detail.action?docID=3319496.

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