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Business Improvement techniques

Discussion in 'Business studies' started by crusader62, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. crusader62

    crusader62 New commenter

    I am this year delivering a new unit to engineering apprentices as part of the new trailblazer standards.
    If anyone can give me any pointers or advice on where to find resources on this topic I would be grateful.
    I am delivering to level 2 engineering apprentices so I am looking for information that is not of too high a level to pitch too them. Business studies also is not my field so I need something that I can get my head round also.

    Examples of categories of work;
    • Value added
    • No-value added
    • Waste
  2. elder_cat

    elder_cat Established commenter

    Hi @crusader62

    The City and Guilds web site has a course they offer at Level 2. I have highlighted in red some areas that I think you should be able to get to grips with fairly quickly, even if you have limited experience in business, and you should be able to locate some resources on the net you could use to illustrate the key points.


    City and Guilds - Business Improvement Techniques (7576)

    Level 2 is ideal if you work or want to work in a business improvement environment. You may already have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry. You want to increase your skills and knowledge of the processes involved to improve your career prospects or move on to further study.

    You will complete two core units:

    Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
    Contributing to effective team working.

    You will also choose one specialist pathway from:

    Process Improvement
    Quality Improvement.

    Process Improvement Pathway

    Business Improvement Techniques (7576)

    You complete three more core units:

    Applying workplace organisation techniques
    Applying continuous improvement techniques (Kaizen)

    Creating visual management systems.

    You also choose one optional unit from a range, including:

    Applying problem solving techniques

    Carrying out potential failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)
    Creating standard operating procedures.

    Quality Improvement Pathway

    You will complete three more core units:

    Applying Six Sigma methodology to a project

    Carrying out Six Sigma process mapping
    Applying basic statistics.

    You will also choose one unit from a range, including:

    Carrying out statistical process control procedures (SPC)

    Carrying out measurement systems analysis (MSA).

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