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MSS40316 – Certificate IV Competitive Systems and Practices

The objective of the Competitive Systems and Practices Certificate IV course is to develop student skills to a level where they can apply the individual tools and techniques to their own work, to assist others to apply the tools and techniques to their work and where required to manage the implementation of Competitive Systems and Practices.

MSS30316 – Certificate III Competitive Systems and Practices

The Efficiency Works Competitive Systems and Practices Certificate III course is designed to develop student skills to a level where they can apply the individual Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to their own work as well as, where required, to assist others to apply the tools and techniques to their work.

MSS405041 Implement Improvement Systems in Organisation

The unit covers the skills and knowledge required to introduce, review/adjust and institutionalise continuous improvement and breakthrough improvement processes in an organisation.

MSS405030 Optimise Cost of Product or Service

The unit covers the skills and knowledge required to examine the costs of a product or service and determine methods of reducing costs.

MSS405024 Apply the Theory of Constraints

The unit applies to individuals, i.e. Technician, Manager or other person who as part of their work role need to apply the theory of constraints to assist their organisation to maximise output from a capacity constrained process or system.

MSS405020 Develop Quick Changeover Procedure

This unit applies to managers, technical specialists or similar in an organisation that has adopted or is adopting a quick changeover approach to its changeovers.

MSS405014 Develop a Communications Strategy to Support Operations

This unit applies to an individual (who may be a manager, technical specialist or other person) who is required to analyse, plan, and determine and implement required communication strategies for production or operational employees engaged in implementing competitive systems and practices. The unit can also apply to planning and then implementing modifications to an existing strategy.

MSS405013 Facilitate Holistic Culture Improvement in an Organisation

The unit primarily requires the application of skills associated with communication, teamwork, problem solving, and initiative and enterprise in order to assess and address culture development needs in the organisation. Planning and organising is required to ensure a systematic approach to the development of an organisation’s culture that supports competitive systems and practices processes.

MSS405009 Manage a Value Stream

This unit applies to a person in a senior role in an organisation, such as a manager, technical specialist or similar, who needs to manage the value, supply and/or demand chain on an ongoing basis to achieve the best overall contribution of valued added to their product in terms of customer benefit and features. The unit can be applied to value streams of large or small organisations and to internal and external value streams or a combination value stream.

MSS405008 Analyse and Map a Value Stream

This unit applies to an individual in a senior role in an organisation, such as an operations manager, purchasing manager, senior technical officer performing planning or scheduling or similar who needs to analyse and map a value stream, a supply chain, or a demand chain in order to understand the interactions between all members and determine the value added/potential value added by each member.

MSS405004 Develop Business Plans in an Organisation Implementing Competitive Systems and Practices

The unit applies to an individual in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices (e.g. a production/plant manager, purchasing/technical officer or similar) who is required to develop a section business plan to meet the requirements of the overall strategic plan of the organisation. The plan includes the impact on the value stream and other critical competitive systems and practices factors.

MSS405001 Develop Competitive Systems and Practices for an Organisation

This unit primarily requires the application of skills associated with communication in gathering, analysing and applying information and consulting with stakeholders. Problem solving, initiative and enterprise, and planning and organising are required to determine effective competitive systems and practices strategies for the organisation.

MSS404087 Support Proactive Maintenance

The unit covers the leading of a team in proactive maintenance activities, including keeping records, visual checks, analysis of failures and effects on production and housekeeping.

MSS404054 Apply Statistics to Operational Process

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices, and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.

MSS403087 Mistake Proof an Operational Process

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to analyse a process that a team is responsible for and determine methods of mistake proofing it. This includes determining, implementing and sustaining improvement activities. The person will typically be a technical expert, team leader or be in a role where they have sufficient technical understanding of processes in their own work and that of others to be able to mistake proof the production process in their area.

MSS403086 Improve Cost Factors in Work Practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to identify cost components in work practices and determine, in general terms, the cost impacts of alternative actions. The units also are used to evaluate the process outcomes of a team or work group.

MSS403085 Ensure Process Improvements are Sustained

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure that the gains which have been made by using improved methods, processes and/or equipment are sustained as the new baseline or standard for an area of work and so prevent regression to former practices, or digression to less efficient practices.

MSS403084 Improve Changeovers

This unit applies to an individual who is required to work on more than one product and to change between them as part of their work role. The product may be a physical or non-physical product and changeover may require a change of equipment or parts or it may require changing files, computer software, templates or some other changeover.

MSS403055 Facilitate Continuous Improvement through the use of Standardised Procedures and Practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by individuals to assist others to use standardised work procedures and practices as a basis for continuous improvement in a competitive systems and practices environment.

MSS403054 Facilitate Breakthrough Improvements

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to facilitate implementation of discrete targeted improvement activities to achieve breakthrough improvements in selected processes, operations or products. The unit also covers ensuring that the improvements are sustained. The process of achieving breakthrough improvements is often called kaizen blitz in lean terminology. Typically, this approach is used for improvements in areas of waste identified through value stream mapping.

MSS403054 Facilitate Breakthrough Improvements

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to facilitate implementation of discrete targeted improvement activities to achieve breakthrough improvements in selected processes, operations or products. The unit also covers ensuring that the improvements are sustained. The process of achieving breakthrough improvements is often called kaizen blitz in lean terminology. Typically, this approach is used for improvements in areas of waste identified through value stream mapping.

MSS403053 Map an Operational Process

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and visually document the sequence and interactions of related steps, activities or tasks that make up an individual operational process, from beginning to end.

MSS403040 Facilitate and Improve Implementation of 5S

The unit covers the skills and knowledge required by an individual to facilitate the implementation and improvement of the 5S by self and others in a team or work area. The facilitation may be undertaken by formally designated supervisory staff, such as team leaders or other individuals in a competitive systems and practices implementation role, who need to provide support and encouragement to others to facilitate the achievement of 5S outcomes in the workplace.

MSS403021 Facilitate a Just in Time System

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the implementation/operation of a Just in Time (JIT)/Kanban system in a team or work area. This unit applies to a person who needs to monitor the operation of a JIT system and facilitate its working in a team or work area. This will involve liaison with stakeholders as well as examining the data generated and being alert to potential problems and areas for improvement.

MSS403010 Facilitate Change in an Organisation Implementing CS&P

This unit applies to individuals who facilitate the change at the team, area or section level rather than the whole organisation, resulting from implementing one or more competitive systems or practices. This implementation may also be associated with other changes, such as the introduction of new products, processes or equipment. The responsibility may be formally designated or be informal, as in mentoring and assisting fellow employees.

MSS403001 Review Competitive Systems and Practices

Suitable for individuals who have formal responsibility for the work of others, I.E. Team Leaders, Supervisors. It is also suitable for individuals, such as technicians and tradespeople, who must integrate the application of their technical skills with the implementation of competitive systems and practices in an organisation.

MSS402082 Apply Cost Factors to Work Practices

This unit applies to an individual who is required to contribute to, and be involved in, the assessment of cost factors in their work. This may be done individually or in a team environment.

MSS402080 Undertake Root Cause Analysis

Describes the skills and knowledge required to use structured process improvement tools / root cause analysis to solve process issues and other problems. It describes the broad application of in-depth and rigorous structured problem-solving techniques to identify opportunities for improvement.

MSS402051 Apply Quality Standards

This unit applies to an individual who is expected to take responsibility for the quality of their own work, and to take actions specified in the procedures and within the scope of their job and authority to ensure that quality standards are met.

MSS402040 Apply 5S Procedures

This unit applies to an individual in an organisation who works in an operational position as part of production, maintenance, logistics, etc. The unit can also apply to individuals in other organisations who have a discrete role and responsibility for individually managed processes.

MSS402021 Apply Just in Time Procedures

This unit applies to an individual working in an organisation following JIT who will need to follow procedures which are specific to JIT, such as the controlled flow of material (e.g. the use of Kanban and elimination of waste). This will involve the individual in the application of the pull system to their job and the authorisation of product/material flows in accordance with procedures and their level of authority.

MSS402020 Apply Quick Changeover Procedures

This unit applies to individuals in an organisation which is implementing competitive systems and practices and is pursuing quick changeover as one of its competitive operations tools. The unit can apply to quick changeovers of equipment, processes, batches or product type. It requires the application of skills associated with applying quick changeover procedures, including the planning and organising of own work, identifying problems and making suggestions for improvement of procedures.

MSMWHS200 Work Safely

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others. This includes identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing risk and following safety procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision. This unit applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

MSMSUP390 Use Structured Problem Solving Tools

It describes the broad application of in-depth and rigorous structured problem-solving techniques to identify opportunities for improvement. This unit applies to experienced operators, team leaders, supervisors or people in similar roles who are required to identify improvements and/or solve problems beyond those associated directly with the process unit and/or equipment.

MSMENV672 Develop Workplace Policy and Procedures for Environmental Sustainability

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy, including the modi cation of the policy to suit changed circumstances. This unit of competency applies to team leaders/supervisors/managers who are required to develop approaches to environmental sustainability within workplaces, including the development and implementation of policy.

MSMENV472 – Implement and Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices

This unit of covers the skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices, and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness. This unit of competency applies to those who have responsibility for a speci c area of work or who lead a work group or team.

MSS403011 Facilitate Implementation of Competitive Systems and Practices

This unit applies to people responsible for facilitating others in implementing competitive systems and practices in their work. It may apply to formally designated team leaders or people given special roles in the implementation process that go beyond their own work and which involve guiding, facilitating or mentoring others.

MSMENV272 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices

Describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental regulations, identify environment issues and minimise the risks of negative impact on work and carry out improvements in own work area

MSS50316 Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices

The Efficiency Works Competitive Systems and Practices Diploma course is designed to develop student skills to a level where they can apply the individual tools and techniques to a diverse range of work environments, lead organisations in the deployment of Lean Six Sigma and provide strategic input to the organisation’s business improvement agenda.