One of a leader’s functions is to set goals for his or her organization, and then make sure that the team stays on track in meeting those objectives.
But the adjustments needed to stay the course don’t happen by accident. One structured approach to closing the gaps between reality and plan is to use a countermeasure. Think of it as ‘A3 Lite’, but with a specific purpose: to get a KPI or other metric back on track.
One of the unique features of this tool is the ‘countermeasure accounting’ it uses to compare the action plan to the miss, and ensure that there is enough being done to get back on target.
Countermeasures work best when there is a systematic leadership system in place, including annual strategic planning with policy deployment, well-defined KPIs, and monthly operations reviews
Our Countermeasures DVD helps you teach your team about
the purpose of countermeasures,
how CMs link to processes and corporate strategy,
when to use them,
who should do them, and
how to complete a basic countermeasure form.
This DVD, a recorded webinar of our high-quality PowerPoint® presentation, discusses how to use countermeasures to get your goals back on track. Imagine the power of having access to a DVD of a training module as well as the materials in the video. Use the DVD as a leaders guide, as a make-up training tool, as refresher training, or as a stand-alone teaching device. The choice is yours.
A countermeasure is a step-by-step approach to closing the gap between actual performance and a KPI plan. It is a specialized form of problem solving designed to get an organization back on track. Like most problem solving methodologies, a countermeasure makes extensive use of the PDCA cycle.
The Countermeasures Student Guide is part of the Countermeasures Module and is a companion to the Countermeasures PowerPoint training presentation.
Learn more about our Countermeasures Student Guide. This editable word document is part of our Lean Training System.
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Our countermeasures training helps your team turn problems into opportunities. Use this presentation to start looking at abnormal conditions in a new light, and learn how this tool helps eliminate them once and for all.
This Countermeasures Lean training covers the following topics:
1. What is a countermeasure?
a. A structured process for solving problems
b. Where to start
c. Countermeasures and success
2. Purpose: close gaps between expected and actual
a. Just-in-time improvements vs. batching for kaizen blitz
3. Who does countermeasures
a. Managers responsible, supervisors and leads should be doing them
4. The role of countermeasures in Lean
a. Links to daily management, operations reviews, and kaizen