Our Expertise

Lean – It’s About Time!®

APO’s focused approach to Lean Enterprise Systems.

Lean is fundamentally concerned with minimizing time in a system and it accomplishes this through the identification and eliminating wasteful, non-value-added activities. The result is a fast, responsive, low cost, customer-aligned system of processes. The benefits will manifest in improved revenues, happy customers, and lower operating costs – the trifecta of operational excellence.

APO is expert in the strategic deployment of Lean as a business system and use our proven methodology for all forms of operational excellence including:

  • Strategy and policy deployment – Hoshin Kanri, Kojo Kanri, Voice of the Business
  • Customer alignment – Voice of the Customer
  • Cost minimization – COPQ
  • Performance measurement and metrics tracking – SPQDCI, OEE, Balanced Scorecards
  • Organizational change – Nemawashi
  • Data driven decision making – Voice of the Process
  • Solving problems at the process – 5 Why, A3, 8D
  • Timely communication of critical information – Lean Daily Management, Zone Control
  • Workplace organization – 5S
  • Machine Process Stabilization – TPM and OEE
  • Standard Work Development – Yokoten
APO is a Lean Partner to the SME
Advanced Process Optimization is a Lean Partner to the SME

Truth in Analysis®

APO’s powerful, statistics driven Problem Solving methodology that takes the guesswork out of success.

APO founded our Truth in Analysis® methodology on the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology. Six Sigma is fundamentally concerned with minimization of variation in a system and accomplishes this through the application of statistical methods.

Couple the power of Six Sigma with other advanced techniques such as predictive analytics, Shainin, Stratification Analysis, Timeline Analysis, Neural Networks, Decision Tree Analysis, and Cluster Analysis and you end up with Advanced Process Optimization’s Truth in Analysis® methodology.

Expect big gains in process performance and elimination of difficult to solve product and delivery issues with Truth in Analysis® by Advanced Process Optimization, Inc.

Simulation Modeling

Do you really understand your company? The best companies in the world do, and you can too with Process Simulation Modeling.

Process Simulation Modeling is the only method to understand the complex and dynamic interdependencies of our business and manufacturing processes. Process Simulation Modeling allows us to do a deep dive analysis, perform what-if scenarios, and use constraint-based Optimization of our processes. This is Lean Six Sigma at its highest level.

Have you ever tried to analyze your process and found that it was too complex or had too much variation to be analyzed using typical Lean and Six Sigma tools such as value stream maps and process flow charts? Have other “problem solvers” also failed to find the hidden value in your system?

Only APO has the Team and Technology to solve your complex process problems and take your performance to the next level.

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