Many thinkers and personalities have left their mark on industrial history. Companies and whole nations use their ideas and approaches to create quality to procure advantages in economic competition. In principle, this still applies today, even if thinking and actions have evolved over the past century – from checking to preparing and evaluating to the all-encompassing organization of the steps that create quality. Based on existing considerations, a variety of methods have been developed and optimized over the decades to achieve reliable processes and reproducible results within companies.
Companies use forward planning methods in very different ways. Whether we are talking about a large corporate group or a small handicrafts business, size and structure affect working methods. However, the sensible approach fundamentally remains very similar.
Organizers must apply this and benefit from it, both with regard to teamwork and the business result.
The book “Vorausplanen” (“ForwardPlanning”) presents a conceptual sequence of methods that build on each other. Each method is extensively introduced. Where it is necessary to take into account the specific characteristics of the company, this is also described in detail – with a great deal of best practice knowledge.
“Forward Planning” is aimed at all those who are developing something. It is both a compendium and an explanation. It shows where further potential can be found if standardized procedures are extended and adapted for one's own operation.
It is a comprehensive and unique overview of methods and how to use them for the benefit of FMEA, risk management and quality management.