Process improvement

Process improvement

In organizational development (OD), Process improvement is a series of actions taken to identify, analyze and improve existing processes within an organization to meet new goals and objectives. These actions often follow a specific methodology or strategy to create successful results. A sampling of these are listed below.

See also

* Benchmarking
* Business Process Improvement
* Business process reengineering
* Capability Maturity Model Integration/Capability Maturity Model
* Hoshin Kanri
* ISO 9000
* Just In Time manufacturing
* Lean manufacturing
* Performance improvement
* Process management
* Process Improvement and Management (PI&M)
* Six Sigma
* Theory of Constraints
* Total Quality Management
* Trillium Model
* Twelve leverage points

External links

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