Targeted Performance Improvement

Achieve your vision of operational excellence

Manufacturing cultures thrive on routine and consistency which can create resistance to adjusting procedures that could improve performance. Sometimes, an external prompt is helpful to avoid being stuck and to focus attention on the future.

With an emphasis on skill-transfer, Targeted Performance Improvement (TPI) challenges employees to develop solutions that improve performance against key metrics. By diagnosing improvement opportunities and building and supporting the skills needed to pursue them, organizations can use TPI to make rapid progress towards manufacturing excellence.

What Diagnostics Is

Skills to support continuous improvement efforts

  • Separate symptoms from causes through RCA

    Root cause analysis exposes how the components interact and reveals where improvements must be made. Root cause analysis investigations of complex systems and their dependencies yield quality solutions that avoid unforeseen, potentially negative consequences.

  • Manufacturing problems should not be solved in isolation

    Problem is, they often are. By improving capabilities, teams can tackle the best opportunities for improvement. With training, facilitation and coaching, problem solvers can resolve increasingly complex issues, manage multiple problems in parallel, and balance long- and short-term impacts. 

  • Have teams primed to make targeted improvements through Advanced RCA

    Good intentions are not enough. People must have the capabilities required to effectively apply skills to improving equipment and product performance, scheduling/handover, inventory levels, downtime, and other problems.

  • Set the stage for ongoing continuous improvement

    Targeted Performance Improvement delivers results in a few months. It begins with a diagnostic assessment that identifies opportunities for improvement. One of those opportunities might be developing skills and team leaders who can facilitate, perform, and repeat targeted projects. Establishing a critical mass of competence is an important step in minimizing resistance to change.

Enhance existing improvement initiatives through Targeted Performance Improvement

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Targeted Performance Improvement (TPI) can generate world-class results without the upheaval of traditional large-scale change programs.


It can also enhance existing Lean and Six Sigma initiatives by prioritizing and quickly resolving many common manufacturing problems.


With an emphasis on skill-transfer, TPI builds the critical thinking skills needed to engage employees and sustain results in your manufacturing excellence journey.

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