Building Block House
The same CI Roadmap elements listed in the Roadmaps Index on page 22 have been prioritized in this Building Block House format. The CI Roadmaps Index and Building Block House offer a quick visual reminder of our goals and display how each goal supports our company priorities.
In the illustration, each block represents a CI Roadmap or a strategy. Each block at the lower levels supports the “customer focus” blocks depicted in yellow at the top of the house. Customer focus is our top priority. The blocks at the base of the house contain CI Roadmap Foundational Elements. These have to be implemented before higher roads (or blocks) can be tackled. This chart shows how we prioritize implementing CI projects.
A Self Audit begins with an evaluation to create a documented baseline of current performance. Next, we create Action Plans for improvement following the guidelines prescribed in the CI Roadmap Foundational Elements. Last, we track performance against action plans and then put KPIs in place to track our performance along the way. Annual Self Audits are performed to ensure sustainability. Each business must review performance on a regular basis to achieve a reality check on improvement.
The Self-Audit can be used to review a CI Roadmap performance score anytime. Business groups assign managers responsibility for specific roadmaps that fall under their job descriptions so they can develop actions and take ownership in the improvement. At the end of the year, an audit is completed to gauge year- over-year improvement to the CI Roadmap Elements.
Component Two: Lean Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma: Halden Zimmermann’s Priorities, Objectives and Goals
Food Packaging Americas’ CI Lean Six Sigma Goals are:
- Reduction of controllable costs of 5% per year
- Profitable growth of 10% per year (including acquisitions)
- Black Belts create value by implementing projects focused on increasing customer satisfaction and revenue and reducing costs in projects and general manufacturing savings
- Meeting these goals requires us to take every step to successfully complete Lean Six Sigma projects throughout our company.