28th April 2017
New Accreditations – Uniper Energy
Uniper is a leading international energy company with operations in more than 40 countries and around 14,000 employees. Uniper’s business is to provide a reliable supply of energy and related services and its main operations include power generation in Europe and Russia and global energy trading. Its headquarters are in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Uniper’s Operational Excellence program is set up in such a way that Trainees first learn to understand their customer needs, their processes and the concept of standardization. They then study tools and methods about how to manage and operate their work. Finally, they learn how to create a continuous improvement working environment using methods such as performance boards, root cause problem solving and creating flow and pull in processes.
Uniper’s Operational Excellence training programme consists of 14 modules, including an introduction to the topic of OE and is available in multiple languages. The theory part of the training is accompanied by a simulation game which runs through the entire training module package, linking all modules together. The second purpose of the simulation is that participants can practice how to turn theory into practice in a safe environment before using it in their actual work environment.
Level 3 Programme Success – Ross Mabon
Ross is the latest successful Level 3 Programme candidate and received his award in April.
During his assessment, Ross discussed how the Lean toolkit has been used to transform institutions over the last decade and how the introduction of robotic process automation has disrupted current thinking and adaptation of Lean. In his conclusion, he argues Lean alone cannot continue to meet demanding market pressures facing financial institutions. And vice visa. Robotics cannot do it alone either.
Ross believes integrating robotics into a Lean Management System is where the true benefits will be realised; reducing costs, creating a ‘continuously innovate’ culture and meeting Customer expectations of the future. Read a summary of his assignment.
Ross is EMEA Head of Automation and Process Design at GIBC Digital, which aims to enable clients to compete in a digital world, leveraging core competencies in customer experience, business intelligence, continuous improvement and automation. His expertise lies in banking and has worked across multiple sectors including manufacturing, electronics, operations and telecommunications.