FICCI CE SMAIC Model for Continuous Improvement Select Control Measure Improve Analyze
FICCI CE Select This phase selects or defines the improvement projects. It identifies critical customer requirements and links them to business needs. It also defines the business processes to be undertaken for continuous improvement.
FICCI CE Objectives of Select phase • To identify the process or product for improvement. • To develop an action plan.
FICCI CE Criteria for selection In general, any process you choose to improve should be: • A process that is important to meeting your customers requirements and / or • A process that is critical to the successful achievement of your organizations goals.
FICCI CE Measure This phase involves selecting product characteristic, mapping respective process, making necessary measurements and recording the results of the process. This is essentially a data collection phase.
FICCI CE Objectives of Measurement phase • Collect baseline performance data for identified projects. • Understand current problems.
FICCI CE Analyze In this phase an action plan is created to close the “gap” between how things currently work and how the organization would like them to work in order to meet the goals for a particular product or service.
FICCI CE Objective of Analysis phase • The objective of this phase is to study the current processes in terms of what?, who?, how?, when? and where?. • To establish an improvement goal or the performance objective.
FICCI CE Improve This phase involves improving processes/product performance characteristics for achieving desired results and goals. This phase involves application of scientific tools and techniques for making tangible improvements in profitability and customer satisfaction.
FICCI CE Objectives of Improvement phase • To develop a proposed solution to the existing problems. • To confirm that the proposed solution will meet the desired quality improvement goals. • To identify resources required for successful implementation of the solution. • To plan and execute actual improvements.
FICCI CE Control This phase requires the process conditions to be properly documented and monitored. This phase requires institutionalizing SMAIC into day to day working of the organization. In this phase the gains derived by certain specific projects are applied to the other projects as well for optimum business results.
FICCI CE Objectives of control phase • To ensure that our processes stay in control after the improvement solution has been implemented and • To quickly detect the out of control state and determine the associated causes so that actions can be taken to control the problem before non- conformances are produced.