Present day process oriented business organizations need to collect data that are required for analysis and sharing with other departments for the purpose of planning, controlling and decision making. Modern companies use enterprise resource planning systems, or customized data base management systems, or some companies still rely on manual data collection and analysis. However, Whatever the data collection requirement, the fundamental tool or technique that is proven in the business and highly effective is the Check sheet. It is the fundamental tool that could be easily design and use to collect raw data from a production process or service oriented business process. Collected data could be entered into a ERP system or process manually to make decisions, solve problems and improve business processes. Check sheet is a simple and effective tool useful in quality and productivity improvements. It is a handy tool for both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. Check sheets help you to systematically collect and organize data, and is useful in the all phases of management decision making and business process improvements. This course will help you to understand the types of check sheets. its application and design check sheets to meet unique data collection requirements.
BSc (Def) in Aero Eng, Masters in Defense and Strategic Studies, Diploma in Quality Management, MRAeS, CEng UK.
I have been in the aviation industry for over 20 years and have worked as an engineering manager and decision making is one of the most important part of my job. Collecting data and analysis is important in order to manage business processes and make decisions. In a service oriented or production oriented business,collection of data is very important to mange and navigate the business in highly dynamic and volatile market situations. However, there is one tool that anyone can use to collect data and analyze using a single form. That is Check Sheets. I learned about check sheets in 2006 when I did my Diploma in Quality Management. Check sheets is one of the important management techniques that help us to make decision very effectively and efficiently. Since, then I have been effectively using check sheets to gather data, analyze and make decisions to improve the productivity and business processes.
Check sheets help managers to collect data in a format where interpretation and analysis could be done at once, using the same check sheets filled with data saving time and effort. Once Check sheets are filled with data, user can simply identify the critical information or facts about a subjected production or service oriented process. Therefore, manager will have all critical information to make effective and efficient decisions and solve problems.
Data collection using check sheets will enable you to have data on business processes that are critical to manage and navigate your company in highly dynamic and volatile markets at present.