Process Improvement Plan (PIP) Project

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Essay #: 057625
Total text length is 19,438 characters (approximately 13.4 pages).

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Process Improvement Plan (PIP) Project
Executive Summary
The following process improvement plan (PIP) details the ways in which Livingston Electrical Associates can improve its logistics processes, particularly with regards to inventory management and employee scheduling. Two specific mechanisms for logistics PIP will be evaluated:
E-business software for (a) logistics data mining, (b) inventory management, and (c) human resources management.
Business process management (BPM) redesign for inventory and scheduling, emphasizing (a) just-in-time (JIT) methods, (b) vendor-managed inventory (VMI), (c) forecasting, and (d) total quality management (TQM).
These mechanisms are interconnected and interdependent. E-business software will assist...
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.....m line will suffer if it continues to expend unnecessary overhead and compromise quality on projects, particularly by mis-staffing them.
The solutions outlined here can change the strategic dynamics by giving Livingston visibility into its processes and insight into data patterns needed to make better decisions about inventory and staffing, ultimately resulting in higher quality at lower cost. With an improved value proposition, Livingston will bolster loyalty with existing clients and make more attractive bids to new prospective clients.
References
Frazelle, E. (2001). Supply chain strategy: the logistics of supply chain management. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional
Oz, E. (2008). Management information systems. New York: Cengage Learning