The Polaris Process (P2) is a data-based, participation-focused, continuous improvement process that is designed to directly engage construction project supervision to maximize Foreman Availability to their crews at the workface. It consists of several performance metrics that are designed to provide leading indicator data-sets related to critical-to-quality elements of Foreman Availability improvement.
Polaris is an integral part of the Statistical Productivity Improvement (SPI) process and can also be continued by PER clients between assessments. In addition to the craft utilization efficiency gains that are part of SPI, by integrating Polaris the SPI measurement package includes a statistical baseline of foremen availability.
Recent studies have shown a direct correlation between increased foreman availability at the workface and improved safety, quality and productivity performance on industrial construction projects.