Analyse and evaluate improvement outcomes in food and drink operations
This standard is about the skills and knowledge needed for you to analyse and evaluate the performance of improvement outcomes to support your organisation's drive to improve food and drink operations. This is important in increasing productivity and success of manufacture, processing and supply within the food and drink supply chain. It is about helping to determine the success of activities, which may be project based, that have been implemented to support improvements.
You need to show and understand how you analyse, review and evaluate improvement outcomes, and report these to inform the future implementation of improvements. You will need to comply with your company policy for analysis of improvement outcomes and take responsibility for your actions.
This standard is for you if your role requires you to analyse the performance of improvement outcomes in food and drink operations including manufacturing, processing, packing or supply chain activities. You may have responsibilities for aspects of organisational improvement in a team leadership or management role.
You must be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding
You need to know and understand:
- your organisation's improvement vision, strategy, objectives and the reasons for improvement
- current organisational improvement activities and their implementation
- the importance of analysis to the success of improvement activities
- the principles of planning that are relevant to analysis
- the role of objectives in analysis
- how to gather reliable, relevant and valid evidence of performance and outcomes
- organisational operations to which improvement activities have been applied
- how to communicate effectively
- how to encourage and enable colleagues to make recommendations
- how to handle discussions, actual and potential disagreements in a constructive manner
- how to report and present analysis outcomes to the relevant people
- to whom you need to report and present
- what the organisational arrangements are for managing change and improvements
- the importance of setting organisation specific SMART objectives and targets and their role in improvement activities
- the effects of improvement activities on personnel, plant, product and the workplace operations