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Introducing IT Continuous Improvement to Enhance Customer Value

Posted by Tim Monahan on 12/01/18 11:56

I believe that IT should, first and foremost, enable and support the objectives of the business and one of the crucial objectives any business needs is to be fixated on is continuous Improvement. Ultimately, this means to delight the customers - which makes perfect sense as they are the ones who pay for the products and services the business provides. 

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The 7 Wastes of Service That Are Killing Business Efficiency

Posted by Lynn Dudenhoefer on 09/01/18 12:20

You may already be aware of the 7 forms of waste in the manufacturing industry, first defined by Toyota; but what about other industries where specific types of manufacturing waste isn't relevant? In this article, I explore the 7 wastes of service and how you can identify them to improve business efficiency.

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Improving the Physical Security Industry: Process Improvement Methods

Posted by Ollencio D'Souza on 03/01/18 13:10

Most Physical Security Industry blogs make a case for why other industries need Physical Security, but the future of the physical security industry relies on adapting to process improvement methods if it wants to stay relevant and develop a third eye that looks inward to improving business processes and harnessing the concepts of Continuous Improvement.

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The Cost Savings Benefits of Business Process Management [An Analysis]

Posted by Lynn Dudenhoefer on 20/12/17 11:52

When looking at purchasing a BPM System, it can be hard to justify the investment when you aren't sure of the real potential benefits of Business Process Management software. 

Recently, the New Charter Group (one of Triaster's customers) provided us with their thorough cost savings analysis - which is why we are now able to show you what a potential organisational cost saving could look like and demonstrate why Business Process management is important.

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Topics: Increasing ROI, Process Improvement

8 Innovative Problem Solving Steps to Organisational Effectiveness

Posted by Lacides Castillo on 13/12/17 09:45

 Have you ever been frustrated by not having solved a difficult problem the right way or worried that you are wasting resources while providing little in the way of organisational effectiveness? This type of situation happens more than you might think and it has certainly happened to me. On top of that, nowadays there is an explosion of information that complicates both a problem's context and understanding, thus making the right decision becomes even more difficult.

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The EFQM Excellence Model: Capturing Quality & Business Improvement

Posted by Victoria Glancy on 23/11/17 11:30

What makes organisations excellent? This is the question posed and answered by the EFQM Excellence Model which is the European standard for Quality. The point of quality is sustained and continuous improvement over time benefiting both the organisation and the customer which is why organisations have increasingly looked to implement quality focused initiatives such as the EFQM Model.

But what is the EFQM Model and why is it a necessary focus of business improvement?

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Topics: Quality, Process Improvement

The Top 10 Benefits of Process Mapping

Posted by Carma Cooper on 26/10/17 11:41

 The benefits of process mapping in your organisation can be vast and, if done properly, will often provide a substantial return on investment in time, money and effort. Read through our 10 commandments of process mapping to learn about the benefits of process mapping software and how business process mapping can become one of your most valuable continual improvement tools.

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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping

Change Management vs Continuous Improvement: Which is best for you?

Posted by Brad Fagan on 19/10/17 11:49

Change management and continuous improvement are sometimes used interchangeably to describe transformational changes to a business or its way of working. However, these terms are focused on very different change strategies, and the method you choose will depend on how you want the changes to be made and how much of a cultural upheaval your company can tolerate. Often a combination of these two is the best approach.

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Topics: Process Improvement, BPM

The Process Improvement Catch 22: The Law of Unintended Consequences

Posted by Terry Giles on 16/10/17 11:43

There are many ways that process mapping can be used in an organisation to improve how that organisation works, but the one use that I have found to be the most productive is to model the 'what if' scenario. The law of unintended consequences comes in to play in too many efforts to drive improvement, particularly when improvements are driven on a local basis.

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The Construction Industry's Efficiency Curse Needs Digital Transformation

Posted by Brad Fagan on 05/10/17 10:58

It's an interesting time in the construction industry. It is at the tipping point of digital transformation, which, according to many experts, equates to a 'digital construction revolution'. 

In the run-up to UK Construction Week next week and Digital Construction Week the following week, October seems like a pretty good month to talk about the influence digital transformation is having on the construction industry right now and make you aware of the '4th Industrial Revolution' and why the construction industry needs it badly.

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Topics: Process Improvement

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