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Process Performance Optimization (PPO): Combining Reliability, Lean and Change Management

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Original date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Today, leaders of organizations are stretched to do more with less. They are asked to cover more areas with fewer resources, with less time and smaller budgets. Given these constraints, how can we continue to drive improvement and achieve success? We must focus tactically to drive improvement and eliminate issues that impact our ability to perform. In this session participants will see how focused improvement efforts can provide significant bottom line impacts and be sustained after the project. Learn how chronic and persistent reliability issues can be solved using a targeted Process Performance OptimizationSM (PPO) approach that integrates best practices in change management, lean and asset management. In order to effectively drive PPO, organizations should focus on this four-step approach along with weaving in an appropriate level of change management to sustain the gains.
BoK Content Source: 
MainTrain 2015
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Supporting Slides
Author Title: 
Managing Principal
Author Employer: 
Life Cycle Engineering
Author Bio: 

Bruce has over 25 years of maintenance, engineering and management experience. He holds Associate and Bachelor degrees in Engineering from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Bruce also applied his industrial experience and expertise to achieve an MBA with an emphasis in Management. He is a strong business leader with extensive senior management experience with world class companies in HVAC (OEM products), heavy steel fabrication (Tier 1 supplier), tubular steel fabrication (high-volume OEM production), high-tolerance machining, mining, pharmaceuticals, food, chemical processing, and building products. Bruce has helped both union and non-union workforces achieve success. His strength is driving improvements through lean and reliability-based initiatives. His lean and Toyota Production System training was under the tutelage of Shingujitsu Consulting of Nagoya, Japan. Certified by Prosci as a Change Management Leader, Bruce is very adept at applying change management principles to create successful client outcomes. His expertise includes leading change and mentoring tactically and strategically to achieve results in multi-shift/multi- disciplinary operations.