The training course “Improving Productivity through Quality and Cost Reduction” targets to equip participants to become aware of the core aspects and applications of Quality Improvement and Cost Reduction. We have prepared each module keeping practicality and job/role-relevancy in mind. This training program has been planned out keeping in mind both the traditional and up to the minute trends and requirements of the given field. This makes the course an ideal learning opportunity for all of its participants. Please make a note that a custom proposal can also be acquired, if you have different training requirements for your team.


Who is this Program for?

This course is for supervisors and managers, along with all those who are responsible for, or indirectly connected to, a cost or profit center or a quality improvement function.


Course Objectives:

As this useful course will be completed, the participants will have to ability to:

  • Recognize ways and means to improve organizational and/or departmental productivity in order to upsurge profits and/or reduce/eliminate costs or losses
  • Implement various cost saving strategies to meet changing global, statutory and market situations
  • Detect business processes in need for re-assessment and/or re-engineering
  • Recognize and apply quality improvement techniques in order to improve output


Course Outline:

Productivity Defined

  • Definitions
  • Process Based View
  • Productivity Limitations

The MUDA Factor

  • 8 Types of Waste
  • Quality Defined
  • Cornerstones of Quality
  • Cost of Poor Quality
  • Rules of Cost Reduction: The Quality-Centric Approach
  • Avoiding Wastage and Adding Value to the Customer (Cost Reduction Strategies)

Setting Up a Cost Reduction Program

  • Cost Savings Project Selection Roadmap
  • Barriers to Cost Reduction Programs
  • The Resistance Psychology in Humans
  • The Role of Suggestion Schemes

Productivity Improvement Tools

  • Tool Selection
  • How-How Method
  • Why-Why Method
  • Brainstorming
  • Pareto
  • Ishikawa Fish-Bone Diagram

Six Sigma

  • Lean Principles
  • Non-Value Added Analysis
  • Reengineering
  • The Focus Method
  • Cost Reduction Support Sessions

Streamlining the Organization

  • The ESS Method
  • Savings in Material Costs
  • 140 Ideas to Cut Costs
  • Reducing the Costs of Services

Measuring Your Productivity Initiatives

  • Setting Targets for Cost Reduction
  • Key Performance Indicators


  • Types of Benchmarking
  • The Balanced Scorecard
  • The Dashboard


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  • 10 Days