OpEx Solutions

'There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently
that which should not be done at all'.

—Peter F. Drucker.

Ownership — Key to Sustaining Visual Management 

by Martin Nazareth, OpEx Solutions


“Were you forced to implement the visual management board?” Abraham (a supervisor who was on the fence), asked another supervisor, John (who uses his board regularly and effectively).
John was on the fence himself at one time when another supervisor, Thomas, had his board designed and implemented. When John was approached about implementing a visual management board, his first reaction was, “Have you seen me have a free moment between the two departments I supervise?” After seeing Thomas, the pioneer, maintaining his board successfully for a few weeks and it being well accepted by his team, John decided to try it out. John’s board was designed based on the lessons learned from Thomas’s board and his own input to customize it to his product, issues and people. Both Thomas and John had their own share of learning — but the one clear thing was that they both owned their boards.

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Omron Oilfield & Marine Hosts
CenTex OpEx Consortium Benchmarking 

Material Flow and Warehouse Excellence was the topic of the September 25th, 2014 CenTex OpEx Consortium Benchmarking Event at Omron Oilfield & Marine in Houston, Texas. After the presentation by Omron, in which they chronicled their operational excellence journey in their warehouse area and how that impacted their operations, participants had the opportunity to tour the warehouse and part of the production facility to see the results and future plans. This was followed by a Q&A and a participative session on positives seen and opportunities.              

This is one of several benchmarking sessions hosted by members of the CenTex OpEx Consortium.




OpEx Solutions is an organization to help identify strategic areas for improvement and provide effective high value low cost solutions, training, and project management to drive significant productivity improvement through the use of operational excellence tools and systems in most manufacturing and service industries.

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