Operational Excellence & Learning Organization

By Dr. Alin Posteucă

Continuous improvement depends on the knowledge and involvement of people in addressing problems, regardless of how to address the problems of each company. I have often noticed in companies a retention of the level of people’s knowledge and attitudes towards the concrete development of flows and processes.

In this context, a question arises: does the development plan of all people truly relate to the current and future needs of the company?

In order to sustain a solid culture of continuous improvement, it is obvious that some companies often have visible deficiencies in:

  1. identifying and accurately assessing the sources of the development of people’s knowledge, skills and attitudes (in continuous connection with each significant deviation from the KPIs targets for each area);
  2. the accuracy of the definition of the need for the development of the people by the responsible managers/supervisors;
  3. the effectiveness and efficiency of the chosen learning method;
  4. the objective evaluation of the learning method – in Gemba;
  5. the real leadership – especially at shop floor level.

So, operational excellence is based only on highly qualified people in an organization focused on lifelong learning. I invite you to see details 👉 here.

(Source: Alin Posteucă Post on LinkedIn)

Dr. Alin Posteucă is a consultant in productivity and profitability, CEO of Exegens® and the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Speed-Based Target Profit (SBTP) concepts. His major research areas include manufacturing policy deployment, manufacturing cost improvement and visible profitability of operational excellence by improving productivity. His recent research includes the impact of Industry 4.0 on planning and developing synchronous profitable operations and on information systems of cost and budget in order to substantially improve the operational unit costs.

He has been actively involved in various industrial consulting and training projects for more than 20 years, delivering training/ workshop programs in Productivity, Innovation, Business Transformation and Leadership for over 5,000 participants.

He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Managerial Accounting. He has an MBA Degree and a BA Degree in Accounting and Computer Science and he is certified Public Accountant in Romania. He has published in various research journals and presented papers at numerous conferences and congresses regarding Productivity, Profitability and Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Alin Posteucă is the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Speed-Based Target Profit (SBTP) concepts, published in four books at Productivity Press – Routledge/ CRC, New York (USA).