Improvements and business performance system management

By Dr. Alin Posteucă

The fundamental task of any team of top managers is to develop a clear idea about the direction in which the company should go in the coming years. To do this, they need to clearly understand who they are and what their position is in the company and use this understanding to identify what are the main issues and how they should be resolved it.

However, I often encounter two situations in companies:

    • the team of top managers does not have a clear visibility on the business directions for the next 3-5 years;
    • the ideas, the targets and the means of reaching the targets are not fully understood at the level of each workplace – up to the level of each employee.

Before promoting annual/multi-annual management reforms and various improvement activities, an effective and intelligible communication plan of strategic objectives is needed for all employees in an integrated manner and promoting continuous top-down and bottom-up creativity. So, it is difficult to identify the non-conforming behavior of the employees that contribute to the failure to meet the goals and targets.

What do you think, are managers fully aware of the real needs of improvement management practices and business performance system to fulfill their tasks?

Source: Alin Posteucă on LinkedIn

Dr. Alin Posteucă is the founder and CEO of Exegens®, a global consulting firm specialized in cost competitiveness improvement and operational excellence. It helps customers create and implement profitable strategies and cost improvement programs that ensure a unit cost improvement of at least 6% per year for each of the next 5 years by maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

He is the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) concept, published in three books at Productivity Press – Routledge/ CRC, New York (USA). The latest, ”Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) Profitability Scenarios: Systematic and Systemic Improvement of Manufacturing Costs” (October 2018) is based on its main belief that the annual and multiannual target profit can be achieved irrespective of the sales volumes, increasing or decreasing. He is also the co-author of the book ”Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Methods Design Concept (MDC): The Path to Competitiveness”, published at Productivity Press New York (USA), 2017, as well as the author of the book ”Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) Transformation: Uncovering Hidden Reserves of Profitability”, published at Productivity Press din New York (USA), February 2018.

Alin Posteucă has more than 20 years of experience in Cost Improvement consulting and training. He has a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering and a PhD degree in Economics.