Running a manufacturing operation has never been easy. While the details vary, the basic business challenges facing manufacturers have not changed they have just expanded due to global competition and increasing customer expectations.
To handle this challenge a company must constantly strive for operating excellence throughout the whole value creation process and its supporting processes. This, in combination with a constant stream of innovative products creates the long-term ability to outperform competitors while maintaining high returns and securing/increasing market shares.
The most successful way to accomplish this is to design a lean operating system, increasingly capable of offering customized products at mass-production efficiency (see mass customization). This needs to be supported by superior product development capabilities based on lean product design guidelines.
All this needs to orchestrated by well designed management systems, formal systems (e.g. accounting, performance management) and structures (e.g. organizational set-up) that support the operating system. To successfully implement and to sustain the results, solid change management capabilities are needed!!
To handle these challenges, Moveahead™ offers specially designed consulting and educational services that help clients achieve long-lasting business excellence.
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