The practical application of improving processes through analysis in order to enhance profitability. A companies internal processes are usually a source of inefficiency and needless waste that only require simple analysis in order to produce significant improvements. A systematic approach of analysis using standard techniques focusing on Lean and Variation reduction can quickly result in significant gains.
Lean: Removing waste by analysing current operational methods
Repetition, Duplication, Transference, Inventory, etc.
Variation: Removal of variation brings order and consistency to processes by introducing standard repeatable fixed patterns for processes.
Fixed schedules, Repeating patterns, Human methods, etc.