Environment industries archive
Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.
Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.
|Objective of this Session||To obtain guidelines and a structure for writing the business improvement plan and detailed study report.|
|The following topics will be covered in this session|
|Business Improvement Plan|
|Detailed Study Report|
Detailed study elements:
After deciding on improvement options, and setting targets and indicators, the business improvement plan can be developed.
There will be three stages in writing your business improvement plan. The first is to draft the plan. The second is to work with the business representative on the team to prepare a presentation to the business manager. The third is to review the plan in the light of feedback from the business manager and finalise it.
The improvement plan contains:
Students are free to choose their own layout for the business improvement plan. The plan should not exceed 10 pages. A plan summary may be included (see Figure 29.1 below for an example).
|Project No.||Title||Project objectives||Project cost||Payback period||Commence-ment date||Schedule -Completion date||Person Responsible|
|1||Soak guns||Save solvent||Nil||Immediate||1 March 99||1 May 99||Supervisor|
|2||Solvent recovery||Recover and reuse solvent||$1500 capital plus $120.||1.4 yrs||1 March 99||30 June 99||Technical Manager|
|3||Smaller pack size||Stop decanting spillage||$200 per year||No payback||1 July 99||31 May 2000||Supply Manager|
Figure 29.1: Summary table of Business Improvement Plan for Spray Painting Works
The objective of the detailed study report is simply to document the work done. This is largely a compilation of the documentation developed during this phase of the project, and supplements the business improvement plan.
The report might include the following sections: