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 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.