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Improving Operations through Effective Employee Engagement

4aBetterBusiness announced the release today of a joint case study with iGrafx® on how a multi-location metal products manufacturer developed effective employee engagement and in months achieved a 6% productivity gain with existing resources.

 
PRLog - July 24, 2012 - EVANSTON, Ill. -- Improving Operations through Effective Employee Engagement

Evanston, IL — July  24, 2012 — 4aBetterBusiness (www.4abetterbusiness.com), a leading operating improvement and employee engagement consulting firm, announced the release today of a joint case study with iGrafx® (www.igrafx.com), a leading provider of Business Process Management solutions.  In a tough economic climate, companies need to do more with their existing resources, but quite often, the improvement programs in place fail to meet objectives due to the lack of one key element:  employee engagement.  This case study focuses on how a multi-location formed metal products manufacturer developed effective employee engagement, and in months achieved a 6% productivity gain using their existing resources.  

"The case study identifies a path for not only achieving employee engagement and contribution," says Paul Vragel, President of 4aBetterBusiness, "but using that engagement to immediately improve productivity, reduce core costs and increase profitability."  

4aBetterBusiness, working on a collaborative basis with company employees, leveraged the iGrafx solution for process management and visual process documentation.  Within a few months, the Metal Processing Company achieved a 6% gain in core operations productivity, a 90% reduction in non-conformances to a key customer, and improved ability to identify and adopt or adapt best practices among locations.  The case study is available at:  http://www.4abetterbusiness.com/multloc.php

The Division Manager of the largest division of the company, which for competitive reasons declined to be named, said, “Trust with employees was built as an integral part of the effort.  Employees engaged and participated because they could see results quickly and recognize that they were part of the solution.  We developed a significantly higher capability to identify and implement needed changes, improving productivity, reducing core operating costs and increasing profitability.”  The lead representative of a Fortune 500 company reviewing their operations was envious of the integrated approach and level of engagement and buy-in achieved in a few months.

“The method 4aBetterBusiness employs to initiate and leverage employee engagement, supported by the iGrafx business process management toolset, drives forward highly effective and sustainable process improvement,” said Gretchen Burthey, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, iGrafx.  “This approach is a winning combination, helping organizations truly realize the full potential of their business process improvement initiatives.”

About 4aBetterBusiness
4aBetterBusiness is an Evanston, IL-based consulting company that provides custom operating improvement, including development of immediate employee engagement, that helps companies improve productivity, reduce core  costs, increase profitability and accelerate growth.  www.4abetterbusiness.com  847-606-2605.

About iGrafx
iGrafx is an industry-leading provider of Business Process Management solutions, helping organizations deliver process excellence in a controlled, centralized and collaborative manner across functional boundaries, geographies and levels of maturity.  iGrafx effectively links the three major process constituencies:  IT, Business Analysis and Process Initiatives for measurable productivity improvements, resulting in increased return on investment.   iGrafx is fully committed to providing innovations that support the current and future needs of our customers.  For more information, please visit www.igrafx.com.

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Paul Vragel
4aBetterBusiness, Inc.
847-606-2605
pvragel@4abetterbusiness.com

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