The key to overall business enhancement and growth is process improvement. Companies engage The Poirier Group (TPG) in business process improvement to save them time and money by improving areas within the business that may not be functioning at a high enough standard. TPG will conduct extensive background research, identify areas of improvement (pain points), identify effectiveness of current processes, and find solutions to mitigate pain points. We then roll up our sleeves to put the solutions into action.
This service will lead to increased competencies, gains in production capacities, and a boost in overall organizational health. Our considerable experience in performance management has made us process improvement experts, and the results we’ve delivered have earned us our stellar reputation.
Driving Profit while reducing your costs and maximizing company value
We determine the best ways that your organization can justify changes that result in a more cost effective and efficient practice, while ensuring that you remain as lean as possible. We will identify all procedural costs using process mapping and interviews, then identify where costs can be streamlined, inefficiencies reduced and unnecessary costs eliminated.
Rethinking and redesigning your business practices for improved efficiency.
As opposed to improving an existing process, this service focuses on creating a new, more effective processes. Drawing from our team of Lean Six Sigma experts, we work to recognize where problems arise in current processes. We then deconstruct procedures and build new and improved processes from the ground up.
Getting rid of large wasteful steps more than simply making current processes more efficient.
A value-stream map is a variation of a process map that may include more steps than a traditional process map, with an aim to identify waste in and between processes. In value stream mapping, we map a process from supplier to customer, and utilize time data analysis to create the most accurate representation possible to identify where waste and inefficiencies can be eliminated. Lean technique is used to analyze the flow of materials and information currently required to bring a product or service to a consumer.
Generating, then applying easy-to-read process maps to ensure consistency across your various functions and enable improvement.
TPG is known for its ability to map complex businesses and processes. We experience clients asking us to preform process mapping as a service for many reasons including standardizing processes, training employees, improving a process, using it as a communication tool, and for internal audits. Process mapping is used as a current state analysis to classify the process outputs and inputs. Process maps define the borders of the current process at a high level to identity what is and isn’t currently working and ensure the future state model preserves what is working while preventing the duplication of existing issues.
Root Cause Analysis
Identifying, understanding and analyzing your problems to co-create solutions.
Root cause analysis resembles an ‘initiation study’ as our team works quickly to identify a company’s performance management failure modes, weaknesses, break points, choke points, bottlenecks, and any form of waste. We classify root causes and prioritize them, ranking them from most severe to least. We identify solution elements for each of the root causes of waste, and finally rank solutions by ROI, ease of implementation, and burden of implementation.
Working with your group to accelerate the building of standard operating procedures and promoting team alignment.
We create a document that clearly lays out operating procedures and accountabilities. The focus of this is coordinating process standardization through cross-functional workshops that identify and align best practices. After process mapping has been completed, we facilitate standard operating procedure (SOP) writing with a group of senior stakeholders, ensuring that all results are complete (all necessary information is included), objective (facts only), and coherent (following a consistent and rational thought process). The SOPs can then be transmitted to all employees to promote leadership development and learning.In the end, our clients can visualize end-to-end processes, from supplier to customer which in turn, feed into the bigger picture of performance management.
“I would highly recommend The Poirier Group to anyone interested in maximizing the value of their business. To me, their fees were earned in the initial pricing negotiation. Everything after that was gravy.”
“We were very pleased with the level of professionalism and critical thinking the Poirier Team brought to the project as they worked through a rigorous engagement process designed to help us identify performance improvement opportunities. This helped us successfully set the stage to implement strategic improvements throughout our system.”
“TPG consistently offered top talent and experience throughout while ensuring all of our needs were met, they truly want you to be successful and happy with the end result. The next time we do process improvement work, TPG will be my first call”
“TPG’s expertise in process and systems design and engineering across both operational and corporate functional platforms has resulted in not only improved bottom line performance, but also higher levels of customer service and employee engagement.”
“Never have I seen a project done so efficiently and effectively with such great sustainable results and reasonable costs. I would highly recommend The Poirier Group for performance improvement and transformation engagements.”