July 2002

Management Guidelines

Identify value-added work

Here's a review of core activities for initiating the 'right way to manage'

Beavers, J. T., Consultant

"The organization often does not produce quality output on a first-time / first-pass basis. To fill orders, products sometimes must be recycled, reprocessed or blended. Additionally, even after reprocessing or blending, the finished product is occasionally downgraded and sold at a discount. Although the facility does not waste much material, it does waste time, effort, production capacity and profit."1 This quote describes work associated with the quality control (QC) processes of many organizations. Generally acclaimed as value-added work because it prevents off-specification product from reaching the consumer, this QC process has become prevalent throughout the manufacturin

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