Develop the competitive manufacturing approach

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Analyse organisation's current competitive manufacturing approach

1.1. Identify the organisation's competitive advantages and weaknesses

1.2. Identify current health, safety and environment (HSE) profile

1.3. Determine current competitive manufacturing/proactive maintenance strategy and analyse for consistency of application across organisation

1.4. Compare the strategy to current competitive needs

1.5. Determine potential changes which might impact on competitive manufacturing strategy

1.6. Identify areas where improvement is necessary

1.7. Discuss potential improvement areas with relevant managers

2. Analyse fit with value chain

2.1. Review value chain map against current competitive and strategic position

2.2. Determine the impact of changes which have occurred

2.3. Identify areas where improvement is necessary

3. Review and modify the competitive manufacturing approach

3.1. Determine required strategy changes

3.2. Negotiate changes with relevant stakeholders

3.3. Develop an agreed revised strategy

3.4. Develop an agreed implementation plan

3.5. Obtain support from process/system owners

3.6. Manage the development of cascading tactical implementation plans

4. Implement modified strategy

4.1. Obtain necessary permissions and authorities

4.2. Monitor the implementation of the modified strategy and tactical plans

4.3. Take required actions to achieve planned outcomes

4.4. Check that planned improvements have occurred

4.5. Take action to sustain improvement by standardising

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSACMG801A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSA81109 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA71109 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSS70111 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Operations