A core competency of Metis Six, process optimization is the key component to successful operations, no matter the industry, size of the company, or the organizational structure.
The capability of a business or manufacturing process is defined to be its ability to satisfy customers’ expectations by using available resources as efficiently as possible and to be adaptive to changes in external and internal requirements. Metis Six draws on its vast experience in a variety of business and manufacturing areas and brings a methodical, reasonable approach to assessing a business or manufacturing process or processes and assessing key performance metrics, critical paths, and control points for optimization.
Process optimization is the key component to successful operations, no matter the industry, size of the company, or organizational structure.
The goal of process optimization is to:
- Create value to the customer
- Deliver positive financial results
- Develop and implement key performance metrics
- Enhance critical paths
- Ensure viability of critical control points
- Improve productivity
- Improve quality
- Improve internal communication (employees)
- Improve external communication (customers and vendors)
Project Management is the application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills, reason, and experience to achieve developed objectives. A project is a unique, transient endeavor, undertaken to achieve planned objectives, which could be defined in terms of outputs, outcomes, or benefits. Metis Six’s certified project managers apply a methodical, reasonable approach to generally accepted standards of project management to obtain optimal results.
Business Continuity Planning
Business continuity is the ability of an organization to maintain essential functions during, as well as after, a disaster has occurred. Metis Six’s business continuity experts establish risk management processes and procedures that aim to prevent interruptions to mission-critical services, and re-establish full function to the organization as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Change management is the process, tools and techniques to manage the people side of change to achieve the required business outcome. Change management incorporates the organizational tools that can be utilized to help individuals make successful personal transitions resulting in the adoption and realization of change. Metis Six utilizes methods to redirect or redefine the use of resources, business processes, budget allocations, or other modes of operations that will significantly change a company or organization to meet the desired goals.
Facilitation is defined as "An individual who enables groups and organizations to work more effectively; to collaborate and achieve synergy.” Metis Six’s trained facilitators are neutral participants who, by not taking sides or expressing or advocating a point of view during a meeting, advocate for fair, open, and inclusive procedures to assist the group in attaining the desired meeting outcomes. Metis Six develops and implements structure and process to the meeting so groups are able to function effectively and make high-quality decisions.
Utilizing sound principles of business process development and optimization, and following the principles of Six Sigma, M6 brings the latest technology to business document capture and management. By following the documents from generation to storage, M6 enhances the process determining optimal flow, staff utilization, and technological interface to create a document management system that is business effective and FTE appropriate.
Metis Six utilizes an approach that incorporates education, evaluation, and collaboration to create an optimized compliance model that streamlines the import/export process, facilitates growth, and mitigates the risks associated with international trade. This process integrates customs compliance directly into the supply chain where it has greater effect on reducing costs and improving efficiencies.