Plus Point Improvement Programme

Plus Point Improvement Performance is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive.

Plus Point Improvement Performance combines different methodologies to learning, such as training workshops, conferences and events, best practice techniques and ideas sharing, all focused for an individual to improve and have effective professional development.

There are over 1,000 institutes & professional bodies across the UK, a number that is forecast to increase.

Accompanied by such growth is the acceptance that academic qualifications must offer more vocational and skills-based or ‘practical’ learning. A structured, practical and methodical approach to learning helps employers across industries to keep key staff, and develop the skills & knowledge in their organisations to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.

Engaging the Plus Point Improvement Programme ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level.

Types of Plus Point Improvement Performance learning vary significantly, depending on the requirements for your business, or if you’re learning as an individual.

Six Sigma. IASSC.

Is a well defined, customer focused management system that strives for the delivery of near-perfect products or services. Six Sigma’s goals are to reduce defects and variation so that processes are more consistent and predictable. Originated by Motorola in the 1980s, and successfully used and promoted by both General Electric (GE) and Honeywell ( Allied Signal ) in the 1990’s, Six Sigma is now used in many diverse industries from Auto Manufacturing to Healthcare to Pharmaceutical companies. Like Lean, Six Sigma places the customer first. It embraces data and more advanced statistical methods to make sound decisions as to the true root cause of problems and variation within processes. What has made Six Sigma so popular is the money it has saved companies in the reduction of their ‘Cost of Poor Quality’ (COPQ), from previous industry estimates of over 25% ( of total production costs ) down to less than 1% for true ‘Six Sigma’ companies.

Six Sigma follows the DMAIC ( Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control) methodology for problem solving in processes and the reduction of variation. This is sometimes a better approach than the more traditional PDCA ( used in Lean ) due to the emphasis on measurement of data from the process and statistical analysis of the data as a means to determining the root cause of the problem and variation. Six Sigma also focuses on Statistical Process Control ( SPC ) methods for monitoring and controlling processes to ensure that they are both stable and predictable.

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Six Sigma or Lean Methodology?

These two should go hand in hand.
There should be coexistence between the two terms – one concept should not replace the other.
There has been plenty of debates between the two concepts as Lean Methodology has been said to go simply toward the streamlining of manufacturing and production processes – improving process flow.  Six Sigma is claimed to aim more towards focusing on process variation reduction and improved quality.
Integrating both into your company and having the two concepts work in unison will produce the ultimate toolkit increasing process flow, improving quality and deliver, satisfying your employees, satisfying customers and (most importantly) increasing your revenue!

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Core tools

The quality core tools are used during the product and process development phases of new product introduction (NPI) and during certain events such as experienced failure or engineering changes.

The quality core tools methodology from quality-one harmonises and links the inputs and outputs of the core tools to one another. Unlike many who see the tools as independent, linked tools increase their value to one another and reduce overall workload.


LEAN awareness

Lean thinking has become a widely adopted improvement approach that can greatly simplify processes and improve performance in both manufacturing and service organisations.

Recognising that most of an organisation’s processes are at best 40% value adding, effectively applying Lean principles and tools can significantly improve the percentage of value added time; reduce process timescales; and reduce waste and the associated costs and as an incidental there will be an improvement in customer service and satisfaction levels.

Automotive core tools

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Continuing professional development

Plus Point identified the need for continued professional development of not only their internal team but also the opportunity to strengthen the service they can offer the client base.

Developing a suite of training modules from Lean and quality foundation tools which can be either delivered as a full program are broken down into individual element units.

All of their material is approved and CPD accredited. Plus Point recognised the need to not only deliver knowledge transfer but leave a legacy with the individual as well as the client or indeed the investment to their own employees.

The full suite of modules has been developed by industry experts with over 100 years of experience. It is delivered in-house as well as at client sites by industry leaders.

Plus Point improvement performance accredited training

Accredited training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The Plus Point Certification Service provides recognised accreditation

Plus Point Professional Development helps individuals to regularly focus on how they can become a more competent and effective professional. Training and learning increases confidence and overall capability, and compliments career aspirations.

Plus Point Professional Development shows a clear commitment to self-development and professionalism. Plus Point provides an opportunity for an individual to identify knowledge gaps and to resolve these in a recognisable approach to improvement.

Plus Point Professional Development accredited learning benefits your organisation through recognition and increased brand perception. Internal use of Continuing Professional Development encourages and promotes a healthy learning culture for your organisation, leading to a more fulfilled workforce and retaining valuable staff.