Process Improvement Plan - 1

Process Improvement Plan - 1

• Submitted By: Jodeszi3
• Date Submitted: 05/26/2013 6:40 PM
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Process Improvement Plan
MC
OPS/571
March 4, 201
Stephen Mersereau

Process Improvement Plan
Over the past several weeks I have examined my morning routine to determine how I may streamline the process to help me to get dressed and leave earlier in the mornings. Data has been collected for five weeks to document the amount of time it has taken me to perform each step in my morning routine. This paper will explain the control limits, including the calculations and data used to determine them. In addition, the paper will discuss the effect of any seasonal factors using the process performance data collected each week. Finally, this paper will discuss the confidence intervals and their usefulness based on number of data points.
As the data has been collected over the past few weeks the mean time it takes for me to wake up and walk out the door is 45.52 minutes with a standard deviation of 10.86. The shortest amount of time it took me to get ready was 45 minutes and the longest 75 minutes. It takes me an average of 2.82 minutes to wake up with a standard deviation of 4.32. This deviation is the result of a couple of days a week when I may tend to hit the snooze button an extra time or two. The step that was usually the most time consuming is picking out what I am going to wear and ironing my clothes. This is the main bottleneck in my process with a mean time of 20.15 minutes and a standard deviation of 5.18. The next step in my routine is taking my shower and getting dressed and this step has a mean time of 11.76 minutes and a standard deviation of 5.78. The next step is flat-ironing and combing my hair with a mean time of 10.79 minutes and a standard deviation of .88 minutes.
The best strategy to improve efficiency in my morning routine is to choose my clothes and iron my clothes the night before instead of doing it in the mornings. This will eliminate the time it takes to make a decision on what I want to wear and to...