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Total Production System
TPS organizes manufacturing and logistics for the automobile manufacturer, including interaction with suppliers and customers.
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2013 IRPE Application Guide
2013 IRPE Key Dates
The IRPE depends on a volunteer Board of Examiners to carry out its evaluation process. Examiners receive extensive preparation and support in learning about the Criteria for Performance Excellence and the organizational evaluation process. They work in teams to evaluate an assigned organization and provide a feedback report to help that organization become world class.
2013 IRPE Board of Examiners
IRPE Examiners are people who want to:
The Board of Examiners also includes Coaches and Judges. Coaches have advanced understanding of the Criteria and evaluation process and help Examiner Teams develop effective feedback to applicants. Judges use the Examiner Team reports to determine which applicant organizations have achieved award level/role model status.
Examiners who want to progress in their development may use the various roles as a progression path: Examiner, Team Leader, Senior Examiner, Coach, and Judge.
To be accepted as an Examiner, a person must agree to follow the Board of Examiner Code of Conduct, commit to the time needed to complete the evaluation process, and pay the appropriate fee (some scholarships are available). For more details, download 2009 IRPE Examiner Registration file (left side of this page). Registration Deadline is July 8, 2013.
The time commitment, from August through November, includes the following:
Examiners are also expected to adhere to the IRPE evaluation process and use their best communication and team skills to help their Examiner Team reach its goals. Computer skills are helpful since much of the documentation is computer based.
Fees: New Examiners $475; Returning Examiners $275
The training used for Examiners is interactive and uses a “learn by doing” method. The evaluation process involves multiple stages and we have found that the most effective approach is to deliver “just enough & just in time” training followed by direct application and coaching.
The Examiner Training is part of the evaluation process and includes the following: