Process Improvement Opportunities Paper

Process Improvement Opportunities Paper

Process Improvement Opportunities Paper

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Process Improvement Opportunities

Create an As-Is Process Flowchart for a process that requires improvement of your selected organization.

Explain the benefits of accurately documenting the As-Is process.

Research your organization that needs improvement and your benchmark organization.

Write a 700-word paper in which you identify and explain the process improvement opportunities and change management process and map the current AS-IS process.

Address each of the following in your paper:

  • Explain why process flowcharts to map the As-Is process is important to problem solving.
  • Use the matrix example given below to identify and benchmark process improvement categories:
    • Identify and explain the following terms:
      • Reduced lead-time/cycle-time
      • Improved quality
      • Elimination of waste
      • Reduced total cost process improvements.
    • Use the process above to benchmark these four categories against Toyota Production Systems (TPS) lean enterprise best practices.
  • Describe challenges the selected organization may face in implementing the areas for improvement.
  • Explain the importance of the current As-Is Process.
  • Identify potential consequences of incorrectly completing the As-Is flowchart
  •  Map at least two of the Matrix As-Is process improvement categories for your selected organization.
  • Use flowcharting process map boxes (spaghetti and/or swim lane) and at least two decision trees/blocks in the charting.
  • Include your As-Is Flowchart as an exhibit or figure in your paper.
Process Improvement Categories

Definitions (Identify and Explain)

Toyota (Best Practice) Description

Reduced Lead-Time / Cycle-Time
Improved Quality
Elimination of Waste
Reduced Total Cost






Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Use a minimum of 3 different references that are not from the same online text, library book or article.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

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Please read all of the information about the assignments below:


The assignments are to be done in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman 12- point font. Each assignment should use the modified APA 6th edition format. The assignment templates are set up in this modified format. The reference page should be in the APA format for every reference. The word requirement for the assignments are specifically stated in the guidelines of the assignment. The word count is from the first word of the introductory paragraph to the last word of the conclusion paragraph. FYI.


1- There should be a cited reference for each section of a paper as there are conclusion statements in each section (to meet the grading criteria) so the conclusion should be supported by a reference as the assignments are evidence-based research, clinical papers.

2- Word Count- The word count is done from the first word of the introductory paragraph to the last word of the conclusion. The word count must be within the minimum and maximum word limit stated in the assignment instructions. A 10% – point reduction will be made in the total points for the assignment.

Week 1 and 5 assignments should have SIX studies. Week 5 assignment is a compilation of sections from the week 1, 2 & 3 assignments.

Weeks 2 and 3 need to have at least THREE studies in the form of research studies. Please make sure that you look at the instructions for the assignment as well as the grading rubric. I have also provided templates for ALL assignments. It is in your best interest to use these as it will guide you so that you do not make common formatting errors.


Please utilize the resources in the STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER if you have difficulty with APA 6th Edition format, grammar, sentence structure, punctuation or tense structure.


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