In business it can sometimes feel overwhelming with the sheer amount of ‘things’ that need to get done. Here are three established tools that I use to ensure I am completing those tasks that are value added, and that need to be completed to drive the business forward.
Discussion of Industry 4.0, encapsulating the digital and AI revolution is everywhere. Books, news broadcasts, TV programs and endless social network streams are now readily available to bring leaders up to speed on the impact of Industry 4.0 on business. However, there is not anywhere near the same amount of explanation or description on how leaders are supposed to evolve to operate in this new 4.0 space.
So, let’s start with my hypothesis that TPM drives all three elements of OEE, namely: machine availability, speed and quality. Traditionally as a Maintenance Leader and then Operational Excellence (OpEx) leader in paper mills and packaging manufacturing plants, my focus was all about machine availability. However, experience has taught me that just focusing on availability is missing 2/3 of the opportunity to improve business by not embracing the entire OEE metric through maintenance action.
In the course of my doctoral research project to develop a leadership model, a pivotal insight emerged – ‘Every Interaction is an Opportunity.’ While the significance in the research of common leadership behaviors and traits were expected and well represented, exploiting ‘interaction as opportunity’ was new. In this context, I delve into the advantages of embracing this opportunity and how its application has empowered me to drive business success.
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