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Rapid Plant Assessment

What is a Rapid Plant Assessment (RPA)?

Rapid Plant Assessment (RPA) is a process for rating an operation’s lean readiness based on a structured accelerated operational tour. An RPA is a precursor to the full STS Operating System (XOS) assessment.

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RPA Offerings

Strategic Transformation Solutions RPA services includes an on-site evaluation by the STS team. The assessment will provide a lean current state and gap analysis on key functions within the operational environment.

RPA Benefits

  • Initial assessment on the lean spectrum of operations activities.

  • The findings offer insights about the plant’s strengths and weaknesses.

  • Identifies and prioritizes areas of improvement to allocate limited resources to realize the most benefits.

  • Used as a benchmarking tool to measure the excellence trends internally within the company and externally with direct and indirect competition.

  • Provides consistent results even with varying levels of experience.

  • The process can be performed for internal operations and supplier evaluation.


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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