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Continous Improvement Project Identification, Cost Savings Projects

Project Hopper Creation

What is a Project Hopper?

A Project Hopper is a strategic tool for a centralized location to store all continuous improvement projects. This is a vital tool to ensure goal alignment in the organization's strategic approach. Included in the hopper are projected savings, estimated capex requirements, project owners and action items that ensure accountability.

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Project Hopper Offerings

Strategic Transformation Solutions Project Hopper Creation services include a world-class template and coaching on how to successfully utilize the tool in your Operational Excellence program.

Benefits of a Project Hopper

  • Assigns clear accountability for the organization

  • Provides the ability to track projected vs. actual savings

  • Enables prioritization of active projects

  • Consolidates employee suggested ideas that improve the organization's bottom line

  • Advertises active projects so everyone can see what is being worked on

  • Advertises to the organization the success of projects


XOS is your customized Lean deployment roadmap within the management strategy that focuses on how present-day actions impact future goals.


An RPA (Rapid Plant Assessment) is a convenient snapshot of the current state of plant operations utilized to prepare for a future state. An RPA is a mini version of the full XOS Assessment.

Change Management

Change management is a systematic approach to dealing with the transition or transformation of an organization’s strategies, goals, processes or technologies.

Value Stream Analysis

Value Stream Analysis provides a visual aid for anyone looking to see issues or obstacles along the value stream.

Project Hopper Creation

The Project Hopper provides a solution to capture the problems and/or ideas the employee identifies to improve a process and the company’s bottom line.

Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin Kanri is a step-by-step process by which organizations can accomplish the alignment of current operations to the achievement of long-term goals.

Equipment Analysis / OEE

Equipment Analysis & OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) are key to lead time reduction. Together each activity addresses quality and the ability to increase capacity. A thorough review of these could be critical in establishing a capital expense budget.

Capital Expense Budgeting

The business case for Capital Expense Budgeting is an important part of the yearly business strategy. Navigating where and when to spend resources can be a component of creating competitive advantages.

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