Some causes of waste are obvious— overproduction, defects, and spoilage, for starters.
But what about hidden kinds of waste that could also be harming your bottom line: process outputs you could be recycling or selling, time your team spends searching for information or tools, and resources required to recruit and train new workers due to employee turnover?
Can you count all the ways waste is costing you?
Zero waste may sound like a fantasy for the distant future, but it’s truly possible. Now.
Today’s technology already allows us to harness the power of data and eliminate excess throughout the production process.
By coordinating systems and scheduling, you really can live the zero-waste dream: no more output that isn’t product or isn’t saleable. Only value-in and value-out.
You’ve probably heard the buzz about “smart manufacturing” and “Industry 4.0.” And some of that hype may give you the impression that zero waste requires a huge up-front investment in sensors, robots, and data-crunching software.
The iTransform Digital Roadmap gives you a detailed plan for taking your business from wasteful to waste-free. It guides you step by step through the process of evolving your company into a digitally integrated business, more efficient and competitive than you ever thought possible.
With a Digital Roadmap, you start with small projects that make a big impact and reap a quick return on investment. As you gain cost savings, you can invest those into larger and larger projects, creating a chain of success that may one day lead to those shiny sensors and robots.
The process of producing a Roadmap starts with a deep dive into design thinking. You and your team will evaluate the key values and goals that form the core of your business—the things that really matter. Then, you’ll use that framework to evaluate and reformulate your strategic priorities, considering all aspects of the business.
You and your team attend a one-day design thinking session to identify critical business issues and strategic goals
You and your team provide access to relevant data from across the company.
Comprehensive view of your business goals and strengths
Opportunities ripe for digital solutions
Step-by-step process for implementing a series of strategic digital initiatives
Budget and effort required for each initiative
Metrics for measuring progress
Fast-track your way to operational efficiency
Cut cost and increase profits
Target and measure KPIs and ROI
Create a clear vision your whole team can follow
Generate sustainable innovation: Start with quick wins that deliver cost savings to finance larger projects
We understand how tough it is to sort the hype from practical solutions you can start implementing today. That’s why we’ve created The Beginner’s Guide to Digital Transformation. It’s an easy read, and it will open your eyes to realistic possibilities for your business.
Find out more about how zero waste really works