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On Site Logistics Process Mapping

Process Mapping can reduce inefficiencies and provide the basis for performance enhancement

Your people can spend between 20% and 40% of their time dealing with waste, e.g. re-doing things that are wrong, chasing things, querying incomplete instructions, doing other people's jobs etc. Process mapping helps you to clearly define the current procedures, identifying problem areas such as bottlenecks, capacity issues, delays or waste. Once agreed, it will provide you with a solid basis from which to measure performance.

You can’t measure what you can’t manage

Making system changes without truly understanding how and why the process is working today, can lead to costly mistakes. It can also create conditions that make it difficult for your people to work effectively, and efficiently.

Process mapping enables your organisation to:

  • Establish what is currently happening, how predictably and why;
  • Measure how efficiently the process is working;
  • Gather information to understand where waste and inefficiencies exist;
  • Develop new improved processes to reduce or eliminate inefficiency.

Clarity and transparency eradicate waste

Flowcharts show people what their jobs are and how they should interact with one another as part of process. Everybody should be able to see from the chart what their job is and how their work fits in with the work of others in the organisation / system.

Processes can be seen as sequences of actions designed to transform inputs into outputs. Process mapping is an exercise to identify all the steps and decisions in a process in diagrammatical form which:

  • Describes the flow of materials, information and documents;
  • Displays the various tasks contained within the process;
  • Shows that the tasks transform inputs into outputs;
  • Indicates the decisions that need to be made along the chain;
  • Demonstrates the essential inter-relationships and inter-dependence between the process steps.

The strength of your internal logistics supply chain depends upon its weakest link

The process maps should be broken down to keep them as simple as possible. The primary objective is to make the chart as clear as possible, so that the actions required can be readily understood and improvements identified by almost anyone including, new recruits or temporary labour.

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