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Running head: GETTING TO WORK ON TIME 1 Getting to Work on Time Name Southern New Hampshire University
GETTING TO WORK ON TIME 2 Getting to Work on Time I. Executive Summary The purpose of this DMAIC project is to find solutions to reduce or prevent me from arriving at work late. This will prevent me from getting fired due to being late and I increase my productivity in the morning. The scope of the project starts the evening before I go to work and ends when I arrive at work. In the measuring phase, I created a process map and a value-added flow analysis to find where I need to collect data. The metrics that I found are what time I wake up, what time I leave my house, what time I leave grandparents’ house, and when I arrive at work. I then calculated a baseline of the data and found that there was a 15-minute gap between the current and desired process. In the analyzing phase, I created a fishbone diagram to identify potential root causes of the problem. I found that the three potential root causes of the problem: The number one prioritized potential root causes are waking up too late, then number two feeling tired in the morning, and number three and packing the baby bag was taking too long in the morning. I then ran these potential root cause through the Welch ANOVA test to find that they are all true root causes of my problem. In the improve phase I found solutions to each of the problems. The solution to waking up too late is to set the alarm earlier. This solution risk was that I may forget to set the alarm. To counteract this, I will program my iPhone alarm for automatic daily alarm. My solution to feeling tired in the morning is to go to bed earlier. This solution risk was that I may have too many tasks to complete before I go to bedtime. Resulting in going to bed late. To mitigate this, I will go to bed at 10:30 pm regardless of uncompleted tasks and leaving the tasks for the next day. The solution to packing the baby bag is taking too long in the morning is to prepare the baby bag
GETTING TO WORK ON TIME 3 the night before. I may forget to pack the baby bag the night before so I created a checklist for the baby bag, work lunch, and work clothes preparation. Each must be completed before I can check them off for the night. I then implemented the plan. For the control phase, I use historical trend graphs, histogram graphs, and Pareto charts to measure the effectiveness of my solutions. I then created a control plan to monitor my solutions that I have developed. Finally, I made control charts for when I wake up, when I leave my house when I leave grandparents’ house, and when I arrive at work to effectively assess the stability of the improvements over time. II. Define A. I leave my house later than I want to, usually around 8:15 am and I get to work around 9:15 am. I am supposed to arrive at work before 9:00 am. This has been happening to me for a month now and my boss wants it to stop. I realized that I need to leave my house before 8:00 am to arrive on time for work before 9:00 am. The time it takes me to get out of the house results in

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