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Operational Excellence – What Is It?
Operational Excellence as a concept and term has been around for almost 20 years. The first known use of the term was by Larry Bossidy’s deployment team to describe their expanded Six Sigma Deployment at Allied Signal (now Honeywell). It is a way of looking at business as a whole rather than dealing separately with the individual parts of a business.
Operational Excellence is made up of four main categories:
- Strategy Deployment
- Performance Management
- High Performance Work Teams
- Process Excellence
The reason Operational Excellence or OpEx has become so popular is organizations’ need to streamline their processes to provide the best product or service at the lowest cost possible. This allows companies in the United States to be real competition to foreign firms producing the same products.
Operational Excellence Is About Execution
In order to achieve Operational Excellence within your company, you need a clear plan of action and a good partner to help you through the process of implementing a Business Plan that includes the four categories listed above. There are many pieces to this puzzle, and 6Sigma.us has worked with many organizations to help them achieve Operational Excellence in their own company.
The key is a good frame work sometimes referred to as the Operational Excellence House. This framework includes things like Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen, and other key methods that are used together to complete the structure of the house. You can’t have a completed house without each piece of the structure.
6Sigma.us offers classes for businesses on a global basis. Individuals not even involved in the larger workforce can take advantage of our training and certification. It pays to have as much knowledge early on in the game regarding Operational Excellence and Six Sigma deployment.
Getting certified as a Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Six Sigma Green Belt, Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma White Belt or Six Sigma Master Black Belt will greatly enhance your qualifications when you go to that life-changing job interview. Employers will understand your training and certification by 6Sigma.us is a much-needed asset to a possible job position within the company.
Moreover, higher-level executives can benefit from our Champion program. In addition, we also offer Green Process Management training courses for your business to transform into a “green friendly” operation, giving you a positive public image, and possibly many more satisfied customers.
Contact us to discuss how we can help you achieve Operational Excellence with Six Sigma deployment.