With workflow optimization, you improve and standardize existing processes in your company. The task of procedure optimization is to analyze and document workflows and thus uncover weaknesses and improve workflows. Process optimization is a continuous process and not a one-off action, because even processes that have already been optimized must be adapted to new conditions again and again. For this reason, process optimization should be seen as a sustainable iterative task of the company in order to act more and more effectively and efficiently in the long term and thus be able to keep up with the competition. Process thinking and process optimization is therefore an indispensable part of any modern business management.
Your processes no longer run as smoothly as they used to? On closer inspection, you find errors and the entire process seems too complex? Do you find it difficult to find the right approach to optimize your processes? Then you have come to the right place!
Companies that continuously optimize their processes are equipped to deal with the ever-changing internal and external influencing factors. They make data-based decisions and are thus able to selectively eliminate weak points in their processes and make them more cost- and resource-efficient.
Lean management is a management philosophy of continuous process optimization that encompasses the efficient design of the entire value chain. Lean management is about the consistent avoidance of wasted time and resources. This means a lean organizational structure in which workflows are optimally coordinated. The analysis takes a closer look at two perspectives: One is that of the customer with his demands for availability, price, quality and individuality, and the other is that of the company with its striving for profitability and competitiveness.
Six Sigma describes a quality objective that is applied both in the context of quality management and in process optimization. The focus is not only on improving quality, but also on increasing company results and customer benefit. The efficiency of the processes is made visible by means of quantifiable indicators. The Six Sigma method combines the steps of definition, measurement, analysis, improvement and control.
- Definition: Describe the problem, the improvement measure, the possibility for improvement, the project objectives and the customer requirements.
- Measure: Measure the performance of your activities using process management tools such as BIC Process Design or BIC Process Mining.
- Analysis: Perform a process analysis to identify the causes of discrepancies and poor performance, such as defects.
- Improvement: Optimize the procedure by eliminating the causes of weaknesses.
- Control: The optimized process is then checked regularly.
Kaizen is a procedure from the Japanese management technique and means as much as "change for the better". This procedure represents a continuous improvement process that involves the gradual improvement and refinement of business operations. Kaizen aims to improve all business activities – from employee satisfaction to improving market positioning. The special feature of this method is that employees of all levels are involved. The idea of optimization is seen as a central part of the corporate culture.
Overall reduction of costs
Improvement in communication
Reduction of planning times
Increasing the competitive position
With BIC Process Mining, you can uncover previously hidden inefficiencies in your IT-supported processes and thus initiate targeted optimization measures that help you achieve enormous transparency and cost savings.