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Win more from less with your Operational Excellence programmes

Win more from less with your Operational Excellence programmes

Operational Excellence programmes were, and still are, important components on the management agenda of companies from many different industries. According to a study recently carried out by EFESO, in partnership with ICIS, more than 75% of the responding companies rate OPEX as a top 3 or top 5 agenda item.

 

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Digitalization and industry 4.0, strategies... not only technologies!

Digitalization and industry 4.0, strategies... not only technologies!

Industry 4.0's investments and approaches will actually increase the levels of competitiveness of companies only if they are used to enable new levers of competitive advantage. It is, therefore, necessary to have a strategic vision that can identify the new Products/Services that can be offered to the market and the related business models.

 

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Why 5 global enterprises adopted WCOM™ across the world

Why 5 global enterprises adopted WCOM™ across the world

The book "WCOM™: why you need more than Lean" captures the reasons why 5 global enterprises (St. Gobain, L’Oréal, Groupe Bel, Tetra Pak and Bemis), with combined revenues of over 100B€, have adopted World Class Operations Management (WCOM™) in more than 1000 plants across the world.

 

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Healthcare; Delivering higher levels of service at constant or lower cost

Healthcare; Delivering higher levels of service at constant or lower cost

The 5 fundamental challenges to address

Healthcare systems differ greatly across countries and regions. It is challenged by many external factors to deliver higher levels of service at constant or even lower cost, which means simple efficiency measures are no longer sufficient.

 

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Creating lasting value in today’s Food Industry

Creating lasting value in today’s Food Industry

7 winning strategies identified and described

Is it possible to create lasting value in today’s food industry? Is this something that you can still achieve? The added value created by the food industry in mature markets like Europe as a whole is mostly stagnant, if not actually decreasing.

 

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Create Constancy of Purpose

Create Constancy of Purpose

Having a clear and powerful "Why"

The Shingo Model’s definition of the principle Create Constancy of Purpose is, “an unwavering clarity of why the organization exists, where it is going, and how it will get there", which it goes on to say, "enables people to align their actions, as well as to innovate, adapt and take risks with greater confidence.”

 

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Treating Behavioral waste at the root

Treating Behavioral waste at the root

Identifying 8 forms of human waste

The book ‘Performance Behavior’ (by Neil Webers) describes how an organization can link performance to behavior to minimize waste and optimize performance behavior.

 

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Breaking Barriers In Pharma

Breaking Barriers In Pharma

Lean and Operational Excellence in Pharmaceuticals

The pharmaceutical sector is very different from the short cycle manufacturing environment that Lean was originally developed for (i.e. mostly batch processes with relatively long cycle times).

 

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WCOM™ (World Class Operations Management)

WCOM™ (World Class Operations Management)

Why You Need More Than Lean

A new book about World Class Operations Management (WCOM™/WCM) has been released.

 

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Building a FIT-TO-WIN organisation

Building a FIT-TO-WIN organisation

A 6-step holistic approach to ensure strategic consistency

Despite having spent years and countless millions on optimising their operations, 61% of companies (according to the Economist’s Intelligence Unit) find themselves frustrated with the same problem.

 

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