Technology-Enabled Improvement: A Real Game Changer

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The Center for Excellence in Operations, Inc. offered new thought leadership and real world examples about Lean, Six Sigma, and other continuous improvement methodologies powered by emerging technology and sustainability platforms in a recent webinar and panel discussion.

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Technology opens up new approaches and opportunities for improvement beyond one's normal senses and response capabilities.

The Center for Excellence in Operations, Inc. (CEO) recently participated in a webinar and panel discussion with MetricStream, a market leader in Enterprise-wide GRC and Quality Solutions for global corporations. The webinar, Technology-Based Improvement: A Real Game Changer, provided attendees with new insights about Lean, Six Sigma, and other continuous improvement methodologies powered by emerging technology and sustainability platforms. A major take-away from the session is that the next generation of improvement must incorporate technology-enabled sustainability factors such as policy deployment and management; regulatory and compliance management; quality and risk management; data management and business analytics; unshakable real time performance dashboards; near real time issue identification and resolution capabilities; talent, documentation, and equipment management; management of the overall process of improvement; and several other new capabilities.

"Technology opens up new approaches and opportunities for improvement beyond one's normal senses and response capabilities," says Terence T. Burton, President of CEO. "Technology also allows us to expand our horizons from a project-focused linear waterfall approach to improvement (e.g., DMAIC) with non-linear problem solving capabilities in a SIDAM (Sense, Interpret, Decide, Act, Monitor) mode." This equals a much higher level of rapid sustainable improvement - above and beyond what most organizations are achieving in terms of their current ROIs on continuous improvement.

MetricStream's product portfolio comprises of a comprehensive suite of applications based on the patent-pending Enterprise GRC Platform. The applications are designed to manage compliance with quality standards, industry regulations, risk programs and corporate policies. In addition, MetricStream's ComplianceOnline.com portal is used by over a million compliance professionals worldwide to improve their work productivity and for professional growth. Adds Burton, "MetricStream's suite of applications provides new infrastructure and sustainability capabilities for true continuous improvement."

About the company:
CEO is a leading global operations management consulting firm specializing in Lean Six Sigma, Supply Chain Excellence, Accelerated Product Development, Technology-Enabled Improvement, and other strategic improvement initiatives. CEO has consistently helped hundreds of clients around the globe achieve a sustainable benchmark rate of improvement equal to an annualized 10X to 50X+ return on their investment within 12-18 months. In our twenty years of existence, we have accumulated billions of dollars in documented benefits for their clients.

For more information visit CEO's website at http://www.ceobreakthrough.com, and visit amazon.com to view Terry's new book, "Out of the Present Crisis: Rediscovering Improvement in the New Economy."

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