7Launching POLCA

Now that you have verified the prerequisites for POLCA and designed the details of the system for your situation, it is time for the rubber to hit the road! This chapter will guide you through the steps for launching your POLCA system. Based on implementations at many companies of varying sizes, we have created a roadmap to help ensure a successful launch of POLCA in your factory.

The main steps in this roadmap are the following:

  • Use of the POLCA Implementation Team and POLCA Champion.

  • Conducting training for various groups.

  • Creating a process for secondary activities.

  • Scheduling review sessions and management updates.

  • Planning how to roll out adjustments and corrections.

  • Designing the checks to ensure POLCA rules are being ...

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