A process consultant plays a crucial role in the process improvement. The consultant applies a set of skills and understanding required to achieve the organizational goals in a seamless manner. A consultant needs to adhere to the Lean Enterprise principles that aim at optimizing values through a fact-based decision process. A sound understanding of the characteristics of changing toward a Lean Enterprise ensures development of “two steps ahead” of the current focus of activity and realization of the benefits of local improvements.
This is a snippet of what a strategic planning consultant or process consultant is all about. Now, we are sharing you a brief on how a process consultant can help your business create its niche in the market.
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A process consultant is responsible to:
Assist in the creation of process model and process maps
In business, process mapping refers to a task of defining what your core business is and on what ground the success of your business process would be judged upon. While, process modelling is focused on the optimization of business processes.
A strategic planning consultant helps you develop both process model and maps to understand your business and its future prospective in an effective manner.
Assist in the identification and evaluation of processes
A consultant helps you execute the identification and evaluation of process that include identifying the needs and wants of customers, scanning the environment, evaluating goals, screening business opportunities and then preparing a business plan.
Conduct division and/or business unit assessments
A strategic planning consultant helps you get sales, set objectives, and check out a plan to achieve them.
Ensure process improvement objectives, measures, specific goals and metrics
Process improvement consultants set objectives, measures, metrics and specific goals keeping emerging trends and customers in view.
Determine process improvement methodologies and tools
A consultant chalks out a process improvement methodology such as Process Baselining and Process Comparisons, Flowcharting, Value-Stream Mapping, Cause and Effect Analysis, Hypothesis Testing, Lean Six Sigma and other such tools that would work best for your business.
Provide guidance to sustain improvement changes
Consultants provide improvement strategies in order to sustain the results obtained from the implemented methodologies.
Work with the team leaders so as to plan and lead improvement projects
Your consultant always stands by your sales and other teams in order to improve projects by implementing emerging trends while eliminating barriers.
Assist in preparing “case study” documentation
The case study documentation drafted by a consultant includes all the details about a particular project.
Convey and implement major results achieved and best practices from across divisional process improvement projects
Consultants never lag behind in applying best practices in order to achieve set goals.