Sponsor Event: Eliminate Ineffective Silos and Achieve Company-Wide Process Improvement Success

Posted on November 10, 2009

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Occasionally I will post an event that I feel will be of interest to my readers.

Forrest Breyfogle III has been a guest on the PI Window Business on two separate segments.  His first appearance was on April 23rd, 2009 on a show titled “Unemployed Excellence – Why Lean, Six Sigma Have Left Some People Out in the Cold.”  Interestingly enough, this is one of the most popular on-demand broadcasts we have ever had, inspiring close to 30 listener comments within a few days of the show’s original air date.

Forrest then joined the PI Window on Business as a member of a guest panel of international bestselling authors that included Bill McAneny, Merydith Willoughby and Dr. Gaby Cora to discuss “21st Century Leadership: An Evolutionary Process.”  This two-part segment was both interesting, fast paced and insightful.

As a result, when Forrest contacted me regarding his November 24th webinar “Eliminate Ineffective Silos and Achieve Company-Wide Process Improvement Success,” I immediately felt that it would be of interest to you.

The webinar, which is free of charge starts at 12:00 PM EST and concludes at 4:00 PM.  To register simply use the following link.

In the meantime, here is an overview of the session:

Understand the relationship between a business management system and your corporate performance reporting and subsequent improvement strategies.

Lean Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM), and other process improvement efforts have helped organizations improve; however, these efforts often occur in organizational silos, where the benefits are not felt at the big-picture-executive level. Lean conference presentations often describe how all company associates in a spirit of organizational improvement need to continually identify and resolve waste-reduction problems; i.e., overproduction, waiting, transportation, inventory, over-processing, motion, and defects. Even though there can be significant benefits from these efforts, Lean practitioner conversations at those same conferences can be describing how their organization eliminated much operational waste only to find that executive management did not really seem impressed. How can this disconnect occur? It may be a result of supporting an improvement effort that is not aligned to the business management system and strategic initiatives.

All organizations have a business management system. They also have strategies and improvement programs. Most have corporate performance reporting systems with dashboards and scorecards covering many metrics. Do they all work in unison or are they managed in independent silos that, at some level, compete with each other for influence?

This webinar highlights issues with many existing business system practices and provides a no-nonsense alternative approach that addresses the above issues and more. This system helps organizations move toward achievement of the three Rs of business; i.e., everyone doing the Right things, and doing them Right, at the Right time.

This webinar provides potential solutions and insight to managers and leaders for the following:

  • Scorecard metrics that lead to positive behaviors and that support cooperation across the organization.
  • Systems for goal setting and performance tracking to these targets that benefit the company as a whole.
  • Simple development of corporate strategies and directives that are data-determined and can lead to metrics and activities that are clearly benefiting the whole organization.
  • Efforts to improve corporate growth and revenue are actually targeting the areas that could deliver the most gains.
  • Align process improvement efforts which impact the business bottom line as a whole, not only the silo organizational activities.
  • System that allows for innovative ideas that can truly benefit the business as a whole.

A recording of this Webcast will be available if you can’t attend the above session. Please REGISTER NOW and we’ll send you a link to the recording.

For additional information, please contact Becki at 512-918-0280 or becki@smartersolutions.com.