Operational Excellence is not a new phenomenon. The concept and term have been around for almost 20 years. The first known use of the term was by Larry Bossidy’s deployment team to describe their expanded Six Sigma Deployment at Allied Signal (now Honeywell). It is a way of looking at business as a whole rather than dealing with the individual parts of a business separately. Operational Excellence is made up of four main categories, to include:
- Strategy Deployment & Execution Paths with support, monitoring and accountability
- Structured Performance Management that lends to increased transparency
- High Performance Work Teams that cross communicate and mutually support the overall system goals & objectives
- Process Excellence derived from an acute system-wide culture of Top-Down & Bottom-Up Continuous Improvement project work
The reason Operational Excellence or OpEx has become so popular now is the need for organizations to streamline to provide the best product or service at the lowest cost possible. This allows companies anywhere on the globe to emerge as a competitive “first choice” source to serve the needs of individual customers and other businesses.
Operational Excellence Is About Execution
In order to achieve Operational Excellence within a company, you need a clear plan of action and a good partner to help you through the process of implementing a Business Plan that includes the four categories listed above. There are many pieces to this puzzle, and Butler Active Business Solutions has worked with many organizations to help them achieve Operational Excellence in their own company.
The key is a good frame work sometimes referred to as the Operational Excellence House. This framework includes things like Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen, and other key methods that are used together to complete the structure. You can’t have a completed house without each piece.
Butler Active Business Solutions not only offers classes for businesses on a global basis, but individuals not even involved in the larger workforce can take advantage of our training and certification. It is best to have as much knowledge early on in the game regarding Operational Excellence and Six Sigma deployment. Regardless of your industry category, we are ready to take the next step “with you” to actualize your potential through training, coaching, project execution and tollgate review support.
Getting certified as a White Belt, Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt or Master Black Belt really makes an impact when you go in for that life-changing job interview. Employers will notice your training and certification by Butler Active Business Solutions as a much-needed asset to a possible job position within the company. Moreover, higher-level executives can benefit from our Tailored Champion program. We also offer onsite Green Process Management project support. Green focused events will transform your business into a “green friendly” operation elevating your company’s positive public image while serving bottom line financial advantage, as well as elevating customer and employee satisfaction and safety. Your community will likely take notice and thank you too.
Let Us Roll the Dice in Your Favor… Contact us to discuss how we can help you achieve Operational Excellence with a Lean Six Sigma deployment that is customized to your organization’s needs. In fact, we will provide a free initial remote Lean Six Sigma consultation. We will even bring our experience to you for the initial consult if provided a nominal fee for travel expense.