Barriers to Implementation of Best
to avoid frustration and stagnation in your Organization?
have been there…
People show little or no interest for keeping their workplace
organized and clean.
Some of them literally drag their feet when we need their
Many are capable of saying: “That is not my
Tardiness and absenteeism are tolerated as part of the “tradition”
of the Company.
Maintenance needs to re-work because problems are not solved right
the first time.
Operators do not have enough: knowledge of their equipment,
authority, interest, or motivation as to help detect malfunctions.
Some people simply do not care if something is out of order or out
Equipment setups take hours off of the productive
Quality issues go undetected or are
Machines show decay and some of their original performance factors
are partially or completely lost.
Some workstations have too much inventory of “Work in Process” -
Inventories in general are taking large spaces and sometimes get
damaged, spoiled, or deteriorated.
Profit margins are drastically
When a problem arises, the first thought is to find who is to
blame, instead of creating a permanent recurrence prevention.
Competitors are performing better and taking our
Management is too busy trying to keep the enterprise alive and
can’t devote time to develop needed training or even listen to their people.
There is One Proven Discipline that can help you solve all these and multiple more
concerns you may have.
The good news: It is not
something exotic. It is based on Plain Common Sense.
Think of yourself as a
consumer. What are the features you look for in a provider of professional services or a reliable supplier of
materials and goods? You have the answers. Now let us put them all
in context to turn our business into one that people want to buy from. Each individual in the organization must
understand where, when, and how their contribution fits in the big picture.
In mediocre or “traditional”
operations a common factor is that most people do not know that they are an important part of the enterprise. Nobody has taken the time to explain to
them why they are important. Perhaps this will be the Best First
Step to a general transformation in the culture of a Company. Leaders need to become proactive and
persistent at properly training and actively acknowledging their people’s contributions. This sole
attitude-change can become the engine of the transformation process.
All time Celebrity and Role Model Vince Lombardi had the
inspiration, conviction, and timely thinking concentrated in this
but if you Pursue Perfection
you will achieve Excellence!”
Discipline is called Operational Excellence or
It is about putting all our
energy and resources to do things right as we would want others to do them for
organizations have embraced it and they are leading the economy everywhere. Some of the most important
characteristics of OpEx are:
· Proactive Leadership
· Mutually Respectful
treatment of all associates at all levels
· Continuous improvement
in education and training
· Real Empowerment and
Accountability at all levels
· Transparent processes so
everyone is aware of everything that goes on in the process
· Open opportunities for
promotions and growth
· Clear communication
· Visual help allowing
Real-Time corrections or preventions of delays or stoppages
· Zero tolerance in terms
of individual punctuality or conduct
· Thorough understanding
of simple and realistic Vision and Mission Statements
· Each one is aware of
their role and participation in the whole purpose
· Clear Motivation in each
Individual based on direct real benefits for participation
The above characteristics
suffice to defeat the barriers listed at the beginning.
Become obsessed with Operational Excellence, the Payback is Enormous!
MORA Global Consultants can
help at each step of transformation, and only get paid after your achievements.