Team # 422 -- Conducting a Process AUTOPSY
ObjectiveConducting a Process AUTOPSY is an informal process improvement methodology, developed to enable rapid incremental improvement in a fast-paced production environment.
- Betty Roberts, Sponsor
- Michael Pierick, Leader
- Gregg Asciutto, Member
- Gale Bowman, Member
- Maria Cropper, Member
- Jamie Fluke, Member
- Peggy Goff, Member
- Mike Poorman, Member
- Cyndi Snyder, Member
- Jan Villastrigo, Member
Results Achieved to Date
- April 2001: Seven process AUTOPSY steps: 1) Ask what happened. 2) Understand what should have happened. 3) Talk about what happened and what should have happened. 4) Organize a solution. 5) Planning, processes, practices, and or performance changed. 6) Standard Operating Procedures created. 7) Yes! Ensure the process is improved.
- When to use a process AUTOPSY: 1) Use when rapid information is available. 2) Use when rapid change is needed--quickly prevent a repeat problem. 3) Use when rapid results are possible--micro changes, not macro changes.
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