Manufacturing Operations Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Manufacturing Operations Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Manufacturing Operations related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Manufacturing Operations specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Manufacturing Operations Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 990 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Manufacturing Operations improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 990 standard requirements:

  1. Who is the quality engineer responsible for placing an approval stamp next to completed manufacturing planning inspection points to authorize continuation of manufacturing operations?

  2. What are the main obstacles for making a generalized and suitable system support, handling strategic, tactical, and operational planning issues, for process industries?

  3. Is there an appropriate quality control operation employed to ensure that food is suitable for human consumption and that food packaging material is safe and suitable?

  4. How do you restart manufacturing and broader supply chain operations, considering the abrupt and uncoordinated nature in which supply chains were slowed or shut down?

  5. Are controls in affect assuring that applicable drawings, change notices or other specifications are in use during manufacturing and inspection operations?

  6. Does your organization have a strategy or plan for modernizing the existing application landscape for the entire machine manufacturing process?

  7. What steps should companies take in order to ensure that the right management practices and behaviors are implemented within organization?

  8. What technical skills does your business need most to improve operations, manufacturing, product development or other core competencies?

  9. Why do you need assets from a corporate perspective, from an asset portfolio perspective and from your organization unit perspective?

  10. How can digitalization help manufacturing companies in the field of manufacturing operations, supply chain and service maintenance?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Manufacturing Operations book in PDF containing 990 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Manufacturing Operations self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Manufacturing Operations Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Manufacturing Operations areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Manufacturing Operations Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Manufacturing Operations projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Manufacturing Operations Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Manufacturing Operations project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Executing Process Group: Would you rate yourself as being risk-averse, risk-neutral, or risk-seeking?

  2. Schedule Management Plan: Are software metrics formally captured, analyzed and used as a basis for other Manufacturing Operations project estimates?

  3. Cost Management Plan: Were Manufacturing Operations project team members involved in detailed estimating and scheduling?

  4. Scope Management Plan: Are there procedures in place to effectively manage interdependencies with other Manufacturing Operations projects, systems, Vendors and your organizations work effort?

  5. Cost Management Plan: Are trade-offs between accepting the risk and mitigating the risk identified?

  6. Stakeholder Management Plan: What are the criteria for selecting suppliers of off the shelf products?

  7. Duration Estimating Worksheet: Define the work as completely as possible. What work will be included in the Manufacturing Operations project?

  8. Schedule Management Plan: Have adequate resources been provided by management to ensure Manufacturing Operations project success?

  9. Quality Audit: How does the organization know that its system for maintaining and advancing the capabilities of its staff, particularly in relation to the Mission of the organization, is appropriately effective and constructive?

  10. Activity Duration Estimates: Which frame seemed to be the most important and why?

 
Step-by-step and complete Manufacturing Operations Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Manufacturing Operations project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Manufacturing Operations project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Manufacturing Operations project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Manufacturing Operations project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Manufacturing Operations project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Manufacturing Operations project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Manufacturing Operations project with this in-depth Manufacturing Operations Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Manufacturing Operations projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Manufacturing Operations and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Manufacturing Operations investments work better.

This Manufacturing Operations All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.