Our team recently participated in the OpEx Week Business Transformation Summit held in Orlando, Florida. The event provided a great opportunity to connect with OpEx Leaders and Practitioners around the issues and topics that they care about most.
Once you have your operational excellence vision and strategy in place, resource needs identified, and practitioners hired, it’s time to plan and deliver OpEx education for the overall workforce. While you’ll find dozens of choices for OpEx concepts and tools that may be of use over time as you choose methods for OpEx deployment, it is often best to start with the basics of Lean:
My father, now retired, put food on the table for most of my childhood by running a small carpet cleaning and disaster restoration company. As a child when on summer break from school I would go with Dad every day to his office to “hang out” while he arranged the daily work schedule, assigned jobs to the crews, inventoried supplies, paid bills, and performed all of his other standard work in order for the business to function.
If George Orwell looked at critical factors for the success of operational excellence efforts, he might say, “All factors are equal, but some factors are more equal than others.” One of those more equal requirements for OpEx success is leadership alignment or buy-in.
The Process Excellence Network 2015 Nordics Week described stakeholder buy-in as “the fundamental supporting pillar to a successful process excellence project.”