This type of consulting support assists organizations seeking to understand their business process improvement maturity and those concerned that their improvement initiatives may not be yielding the highest potential results. In response, Air Academy Associates offers a comprehensive review and assessment of an organization’s Continuous Improvement or Lean Six Sigma capabilities. In supporting Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma deployments worldwide, Air Academy Associates has learned that there is a set of best practices to help organizations achieve the greatest benefits in the shortest time and with a lowest level of risk. Organizations that focus on these best practices avoid many of the most common pitfalls experienced by other organizations when implementing and maintaining their Process Improvement Strategies. Air Academy Associates works with clients to understand their strengths and areas for improvement associated with these best practices.
Improvement recommendations provided to clients will identify gaps based on industry best practices and highlight lessons learned for each of the critical factors to strengthen an organization’s improvement capability. Various questions are utilized to assess alignment to Leadership, Business Strategy, Measurements and Analysis, Implementation, Customers and Suppliers, and Business Results. The approach is customized based on an organization’s size, structure and culture and can include various forms of surveys, interviews or fact-based data analysis. Based on these business discussions and the data related to each of the above areas, Air Academy Associates will summarize strengths, areas for improvement, opportunities, and a recommended improvement path forward. The improvement path will include both short-term tactical recommendations, as well as longer-term strategic improvements. Findings and recommendations are documented in a comprehensive assessment report for our client.
Length of Engagement
Engagement times vary based on the organization needs, number of leadership interviews/engagements and complexity of the process improvement implementation. Consulting support can be contracted by the hour for remote support or deliverable development and as a daily rate for onsite support. Overall assessment can alternatively be specified as a fix-firm price deliverable.
The consulting support for Process Excellence Maturity Assessments is a combination of client location, phone and web-based conferences.
A Web-based survey will be customized and implemented. The result of the assessment will be compiled in a comprehensive assessment report for the organization.