Operational Excellence

Journey to Creating Sustainable Value

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Author: John S. Mitchell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118990145

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

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Provides the foundation and tools that are essential for an enterprise to bring Operational Excellence into their organizational culture; gain maximum results, benefits and value Strategies for and implementing details for enterprises at all levels of maturity from those with programs in place to those looking to improve safety, health, environment performance as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations Includes topics from concept to sustainability satisfying knowledge requirements of all levels in the organization Defines program objectives; develops improvement strategies; identifies and prioritizes improvement opportunities; implements improvement plans; monitors, continuously improves and sustains results Applicable to a broad variety of operating enterprises, academic institutions and third party implementing organizations

Applied Operational Excellence for the Oil, Gas, and Process Industries

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Author: Dennis P. Nolan,Eric T Anderson

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0128028025

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Applied Operational Excellence for the Oil, Gas, and Process Industries offers a straightforward practical guide for oil and gas companies to understand the comparisons and contrasts between various types of safety management processes, including the standardized structure and ongoing extended benefits that operational excellence can bring to an oil and gas company. The goal of achieving operational excellence is to reduce costs, improve productivity, and enhance efficiency—in other words, operational excellence contributes to the bottom line. Following along with pre-built success in the process industries, many companies in the oil and gas industry appear to use a subset form of operational excellence, yet many are unsure or unaware of all the safety system components that will truly benefit the company holistically, and current literature is only applicable to the process and manufacturing industries. Packed with clear objectives and tools, structure guidelines specific to oil and gas, and guidance for how to imbed your existing safety program under the operational excellence umbrella known as "One-Step Merger," this book will help you establish an overall safety culture vision and challenge your organization to achieve higher levels of safety management and overall company value. Explores how to solidify a foundational operational excellence program applicable for your oil and gas company Clarifies the differences and benefits among various programs under operational excellence (OE), such as SHE (safety, health, and environment), PSM (process safety management), and SMS (safety management system) Explains how to audit and consistently assess how oil and gas OE systems are planned, implemented, and managed, with explanations on cost and time impacts as well as administrative protocols Includes a glossary, acronym appendix, and additional references for further reading

Engineering Management

Meeting the Global Challenges, Second Edition

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Author: C. M. Chang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498730094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 550

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Engineering Management: Meeting the Global Challenges prepares engineers to fulfill their managerial responsibilities, acquire useful business perspectives, and take on the much-needed leadership roles to meet the challenges in the new millennium. Value addition, customer focus, and business perspectives are emphasized throughout. Also underlined are discussions of leadership attributes, steps to acquire these attributes, the areas engineering managers are expected to add value, the web-based tools which can be aggressively applied to develop and sustain competitive advantages, the opportunities offered by market expansion into global regions, and the preparations required for engineering managers to become global leaders. The book is organized into three major sections: functions of engineering management, business fundamentals for engineering managers, and engineering management in the new millennium. This second edition refocuses on the new strategy for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals and managers to meet the global challenges through the creation of strategic differentiation and operational excellence. Major revisions include a new chapter on creativity and innovation, a new chapter on operational excellence, and combination of the chapters on financial accounting and financial management. The design strategy for this second edition strives for achieving the T-shaped competencies, with both broad-based perspectives and in-depth analytical skills. Such a background is viewed as essential for STEM professionals and managers to exert a strong leadership role in the dynamic and challenging marketplace. The material in this book will surely help engineering managers play key leadership roles in their organizations by optimally applying their combined strengths in engineering and management.

Operational Excellence Handbook: A Must Have for Those Embarking On a Journey of Transformation and Continuous Improvement

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Author: Rod Baxter

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329184297

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Operational Excellence Handbook is designed for leaders and practitioners wishing to transform their organizations through strategy and culture, and through the application of operational excellence approaches, methodologies, processes, and tools. The handbook contains 70 chapters organized in five sections describing strategy, culture, methodologies, project management, and tools that are helpful to create immediate and sustainable value for your organization. As you travel on your value generation journey, you will wish to select the appropriate approach, methodologies, and tools – based on your organization’s current situation, future strategies and goals, resource availability and limitations, as well as urgency and schedule needs – that will provide immediate value. With the purchase of this handbook, the reader has access to a file containing all templates referenced in the eBook.

Corporate Sustainability as a Challenge for Comprehensive Management

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Author: Klaus J. Zink

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790820461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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Sustainability has become a topic of global relevance: Corporations and other economically acting organizations increasingly need to realize economic, environmental and social objectives in order to survive. Supplementary to "classical" environmental management, realizing corporate sustainability requires comprehensive approaches which allow the integration of social and economic aspects. Such concepts can be found e.g. in international excellence models mainly based on a TQM thinking but also in the field of human factors in organizational design and management. Understood as systems approaches, they include the interests of all relevant stakeholders with a mid- or long-term time perspective and are thus highly linked with the principles of sustainable development. In this book internationally leading scientists discuss the issue of sustainability from their perspective, resulting in an innovative view on different management approaches under the umbrella of corporate sustainability.

Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy, Second Edition

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Author: Masaaki Imai

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071790365

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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The definitive, fully up-to-date guide to continuous improvement in the workplace "An updated version of a classic book that shares a wealth of new healthcare examples and case studies from around the world. The methods in this book will help you improve quality and safety, reduce waiting times, and improve the long-term financial position of your organization. Highly recommended!" --Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals and coauthor of Healthcare Kaizen "Every business faces the iron triangle of quality, cost, and delivery. Conventional thinking claims you cannot have all three. Not only does Mr. Imai turn that thinking on its head, but he shows you exactly how to do it." -- Matthew E. May, author of The Elegant Solution and The Laws of Subtraction "Masaaki Imai has done it again. The second edition of his famous book not only describes all the tools necessary for any type of business to implement a lean strategy but also includes a large number of excellent case studies." -- Art Byrne, author of The Lean Turnaround Written by Masaaki Imai, pioneer of modern business operational excellence and founder of the Kaizen Institute, Gemba Kaizen, Second Edition is an in-depth revision of this renowned, bestselling work. The book reveals how to implement cost-effective, incremental improvements in your most critical business processes. Global case studies from a wide range of industries demonstrate how gemba kaizen has been successfully used to: Maximize capacity and reduce inventory at Unga Limited, one of Kenya's largest flour-milling operations Change the IT culture at Achmea, a large European insurance firm Exceed customer expectations at Walt Disney World in the United States Improve quality at Inoue Hospital in Japan Transform retail processes at Sonae MC, Portugal's largest employer Practice daily kaizen at Tork Ledervin, a weaving plant in Brazil Stamp out muda at Sunclipse, an industrial packaging distributor in the United States Manage quality improvement by total workforce involvement at Xuji Group Corporation, an electrical manufacturer in China Implement gemba kaizen at many other companies worldwide To thrive in today's competitive global economy, organizations need to operate more effectively and profitably than ever before. Developing problem solvers, increasing productivity, improving quality, and reducing waste are essential success factors. Proven strategies for achieving these goals are included in this pioneering guide. This comprehensive resource offers detailed coverage of important gemba kaizen topics, including: Quality, cost, and delivery in the gemba The five steps of workplace organization Identifying and eliminating muda--any non-value-adding activity Visual management Supervisors' roles in the lean workplace Gemba managers' roles and accountability in sustaining high performance Just-in-time and total flow management The CEO’s role in leading a kaizen culture The methods presented in Gemba Kaizen, Second Edition reveal that when management focuses on implementing kaizen (incremental, continuous improvement) in the gemba (the worksite) unique opportunities can be discovered for increasing the success and profitability of any organization.

Run Grow Transform

Integrating Business and Lean IT

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Author: Steven C Bell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466504501

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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Your customers want innovation and value, and they want it now. How can you apply Lean principles and practices throughout your enterprise to drive operational excellence, reduce costs while improving quality, enable efficient growth, and accelerate idea-to-value innovation? Shingo Prize-winning author Steve Bell and other thought leaders show you how—guiding you to more effectively align people and purpose, promote enterprise agility, and leverage transformative IT capabilities to create market-differentiating value for your customers. Combining research and insight with practical examples and in-depth case studies that can be put to immediate use, Run Grow Transform: Integrating Business and Lean IT is a must read for leaders and senior managers from all disciplines, showing you how to: Drive enterprise outcomes and strategy through adaptive Business/IT learning Maximize collaboration, leverage the knowledge and skills of your teams Overcome enterprise-wise obstacles commonly encountered by Agile development teams Improve infrastructure reliability and cost, learn how to get the best results from operations frameworks including ITIL, COBIT and ISO 20000 Apply Lean principles to Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management disciplines Make informed, value-based choices about outsourcing Tap into big data and social media to listen to and interact with the virtual voice of your customers Streamline management, collaboration, and communication systems Identify and measure the right things that lead to customer value What readers are saying: This book focuses on the most critical and challenging issue for any aspect of the development or use of IT: creating a collaborative learning culture. —Jeffrey K. Liker, Shingo Prize-winning Author of The Toyota Way Run Grow Transform takes the next logical step to driving enterprise value. This could be the game-changing playbook for IT 3.0. —Mark Katz, CIO & Senior Vice President, Esselte Corporation A powerful read detailing how companies can leverage their Lean IT transformation to supercharge the business. —Tom Paider, IT Build Capability Leader, Nationwide The consistent application of the practices described in this book has enabled Embraer to reap huge gains. I recommend this book as a desktop companion. —Alexandre Baulé, Vice President Information Systems, Embraer ... takes the reader a leap forward, ready for immediate application to bridge Lean and innovation. —Melissa Barrett, Enterprise Architecture & IT Strategy, Premera Blue Cross ... sets out the principles and practices necessary for success in the new economy. —Jez Humble, Author of Continuous Delivery Steve Bell has hit another home run with this book. Either your organization will adopt the wisdom contained in this book and thrive, or your competitors will do so and put you out of business. —Scott Ambler, Author of Disciplined Agile Delivery It’s rare to see truly new insight added to the Lean discussion. Steve Bell does just that by continuing to push the frontiers of Lean thinking. —Alexander Brown, COO, Scrum Inc. Steve Bell has mapped a new trajectory. I challenge any CIO to read Bell’s breakthrough work and not be compelled to start this journey to become a transformative leader in the creation of real and sustainable value. —Jeffrey Barnes, Society for Information Management (SIM), Regional Director, Advanced Practices Council All too often the IT organization is viewed as an impediment to lean transformation, when it truly can be a catalyst. Steve’s book sorts out all the noise, the jargon, and the "hero culture", guiding the reader to what is so obvious, yet so hard to see: build your culture around your customer! —Josh Rapoza, Director of Web Strategy and Operations, Lean Enterprise Institute Aligning Lean and IT is a great challenge with a big payoff. This book really shows how Lean and IT can create a strong enterprise; it’s a great inspiration. —Klaus Lyck Petersen, Solar A/S A must read for any organization that is pursuing continuous improvement. In today’s world, real business improvement cannot be achieved without the IT factor; this book will help any organization achieve the improvement that they are seeking. —Barry J. Brunetto, Vice President, Information Systems, Blount International Precise, concise, and entertaining, this book provides the reader with crucial tips on how IT can help enterprises survive and thrive in a fast-paced technological and economic environment. This is mandatory reading not only for businesses and IT organizations, but also for universities and policy makers. —Fuat Alican, PhD, Vice President, Central American Scientific Research and Education Center Not just for Lean Practitioners, Run Grow Transform is a must-have reference for any IT organization, regardless of size, age or industry, looking to move to the next level of performance. —Sarah Topham, Lean Deployment Leader, Information Technology & Product Management, Paychex, Inc. This is a long overdue book that addresses the key challenges for today's IT organization and puts Lean IT into a context that is too often lacking. —James Finister, Tata Consultancy Services The 'business as usual' scenario is not an option in today’s economy and global challenges. A transformation in methods, tools and frameworks is needed to guide our business decisions. This book is your first step! —Khuloud Odeh, IT Director, Grameen Foundation Delivering beyond the helpful folk wisdom and narrow techniques and technologies found elsewhere, Steve Bell and his contributors provide practical full value stream lifecycle methods for continuous improvement using Lean in an IT and customer (business) setting. —Martin Erb, Director of Professional Services, Pink Elephant Run Grow Transform clarifies the eternal quest of IT: to simply "running" of the business and to create innovative solutions to grow the business and create sustainable competitive advantage to transform the way customers interact with your business, in plain, actionable advice from one who has been on the front lines. —Tom Foco, Value Stream Solutions

[Re]Create the Organization You Really Want!

Leadership and Organization Design for Sustainable Excellence.

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Author: John R Latham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998149110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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This book combines over 25 years of experience with research that resulted in two award-winning, peer-reviewed frameworks. The Leadership and Design Frameworks are integrated into a 14-step Blueprint for leading the journey to sustainable excellence.

The Strategic Mind

The Journey to Leadership Through Strategic Thinking

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Author: Bob Gorzynski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Strategic planning

Page: 252

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The world as we know it is changing rapidly and beyond recognition. To move towards a 'world that works for all' will require a profound shift in the way that we think - and the capacity for each one of us to become a leader in initiating change in our own lives, businesses and communities to begin to live in long-term sustainable harmony with the world around us. "The Strategic Mind" provides a framework for developing a deeper, more holistic form of thinking using seven core disciplines: know your own story; think small; go slowly; serve others; reflect; be simple; and, dream. Packed with examples and case studies from the very large (BP, Amazon, Apple) to the very small, the book provides both theoretical insight and practical guidance for the 21st-century manager wanting to develop a sustainable business strategy, responsive to the needs of the wider community as well as to the needs of shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, and business partners.