# Starting a GB on productivity Improvement

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Ravi Rana
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Hi,
I am new to six sigma, and planning to start a GB on the Productivity Improvement in AP process. Need help in making the charter of the project.
Major issue is how to make a metric to measure the performance.
Any help in this regards would be of great help.
Ravi

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gvrk
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Hi Ravi:
Define productivity first of all and measure it and see currently where do u stand for detail understanding . Pls go through the example below.
Let us say about 10 resources are working in a team for 7 hours. Now the total productivity hours is 7*10=70 Hours. Now if you measure the time spent by each resource in team is about 62 hours then a productivity loss of 8 hours is happening on a daily basis. So imagine if it is a huge organisation how it will be???
Now coming to productivity if the load/work is not completely coming for 7 hours there is another way of back calculating ie.. let us say you recieved for hardly 50 hours of work instead of 70 hours then you need to extrapolate it and calculate if for 50 hours work was done in X time then for 70 Hours work how much time would take Y times.
If you still need any details contact me [email protected]

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Mike Carnell
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Ravi,
Don’t get yourself confused by thinking about it to hard. It isn’t complicated. Remember when you start a project – it was determined to be a project because someone sees it as a problem. Answer two questions and you can start almost any project:
1. What is a defect?
2. How do I measure the defect?
When you answer the first question you now have a primary metric that is a Y in the Y= (f)x equation. The second question tells you where to run the MSA to see if your data that told you it was a problem is any good.
The root cause to your problem is your project selection process is screwed up. You are doing a Process Owners job.
Good luck.

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#58314

Joanna
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Ravi,
I think I could help. What do you mean by AP process?
Regards
Joanna

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Joanna
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Calculating OEE is well explained on
http://www.oee.com/fastguide.html

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#58317

Kumar
Participant

Hi,
Thanks for the help. AP process mean Accounts Payable process.
Please let me know if you require any futher details. you can directly mail me at [email protected]
feel free to write to me.
Regards,
Ravi

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Saillant
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Ravi,
I’ve headed a few accounts payable projects myself.  Maybe I can help.  Which part of AP are you focusing on?  For example, is it processing invoices?
I would be careful about making the scoop too broad, depending on how big your orgainization is. I’ve seen this happen at our facility.

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#58349

Bob J
Participant

Mike,
Nicely done….  Really cuts to the meat of the issue….
Best Regards,
Bob J

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#58352

Ravi Rana
Participant

Hi Lori,
I am working on SAP invoice processing. think you can help me in defining metrics and going ahead with my GB project…

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