Operational Excellence Utilization
In today’s business environment, organizations are challenged to become more efficient and effective each day. Many companies invest massive amounts of time and energy trying to tackle this challenge with an isolated “initiative-based” approach and mindset, which involves randomly throwing resources and tools at efforts that never seem to yield sustainable results. Operational Excellence in many organizations is defined through centralized OpEx Teams, comprised of Lean Six Sigma “Belt” experts, with the goal to train and support continuous improvement within their respective organizations. Although this sounds like a good approach, in many instances, these OpEx Teams are not marketed with the rest of the company. There is a clear gap with alignment and connection to what is truly important, which results in lack of prioritization, focus, and support. Individuals on OpEx Teams are often viewed as internal consultants, “call us when you have an issue”. In addition, continuous improvement tools feel abstract and disconnected to the business, “Here are some new tools, now go find a problem so you can practice the tool”.
Instead of creating certification belt programs or centralizing capabilities that only a few understand and aren’t providing sustainable results, organizations should shift their focus on transforming the mindsets and behaviors of the Entire workforce. Organizations need to strive to connect and engage all employees to generate value by challenging business practices and processes through the utilization of continuous improvement. This is best achieved through a systematic approach that is simple and sustainable. Our proven Operational Excellence Sustainment System® leverages this approach to waste identification and elimination driving behaviors that are easily understood by all employees and are visible and auditable, ensuring support and reinforcement by leaders.
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