'There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently
that which should not be done at all'.
Ownership — Key to Sustaining Visual Management
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).
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.
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
This is one of several benchmarking
sessions hosted by members of the CenTex OpEx Consortium.
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