Gap Analysis for the Enterprise

 HowCom helps companies compare actual performance with potential performance. We ask our customers two questions: “Where are you?” and “Where do you want to be?” Our team will study your company or organization to make sure it is making best use of current resources, including investment in capital technology expenditures.

We work to identify gaps between the optimized allocation and integration of resources, and the current allocation level.  By following the steps below we reveal the areas that can be improved.

  • Identify the existing process
  • Identify the existing outcome
  • Identify the desired outcome
  • Identify the process to achieve      the desired outcome
  • Document the gap
  • Develop the means to fill the gap

Capacity Planning


Capacity planning has seen an increased emphasis due to the financial benefits of the efficient use of capacity plans within material requirements planning systems and other information systems. Insufficient capacity can quickly lead to deteriorating delivery performance, unnecessarily increase work-in-process, and frustrate sales personnel and those in manufacturing. However, excess capacity can be costly and unnecessary. The inability to properly manage capacity can be a barrier to the achievement of maximum firm performance. In addition, capacity is an important factor in the organization’s choice of technology.

Capacity planning is long-term decision that establishes a firms’ overall level of resources. It extends over time horizon long enough to obtain resources. Capacity decisions affect the production lead-time, customer responsiveness, operating cost and company’s ability to compete. Inadequate capacity planning can lead to the loss of the customer and business. Excess capacity can drain the company’s resources and prevent investments into more lucrative ventures.

HowCom uses these steps toward developing a capacity plan:

Determine service level requirements

  • Define workloads
  • Determine the unit of work
  • Identify service levels for each workload

Analyze current system capacity

  • Measure service levels and compare to objectives
  • Measure overall resource usage
  • Measure resource usage by workload
  • Identify components of response time

Plan for the future

  • Determine future processing requirements
  • Plan future system configuration

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