OPEX ACADEMY – CERTIFICATION OF KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE RESULTS

Caravel Solutions works with manufacturing facilities in the chemical, petrochemical, pulp and paper, building products, paint and coatings, nonwovens and textile industries to develop and implement work processes that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the work being performed.

We are now working with clients to restore previously implemented work processes to achieve the expected results after a performance fall off over OpEx Academytime.  One of the common gaps we’ve observed is that the people who held the key roles during and right after implementation moved on to another role.  Often there was little or no knowledge transfer between the person who originally held the role and their successor.

To bridge that gap and restore the foundation of the key roles, we’ve created the OpEx Academy. Clients utilize the OpEx Academy to train, coach, verify skills and knowledge, and then certify individuals for key roles and mission critical tasks within the work processes.  The first part of the certification process is training conducted in the classroom and, when appropriate, in the field.  The second part of the certification is observation, coaching and mentoring of the employees as they conduct the daily routines of the role or task for which they are being certified.  The final step is a detailed assessment of the skills and knowledge of the employees to ensure they are capable of high performance in the role or task, after which certification is awarded.

We currently have the following work process certifications:

  • Operations/Maintenance Gatekeeper
  • Introductory Maintenance Planner
  • Advanced Maintenance Planner
  • Maintenance Scheduler
  • Kitter
  • Creating Work Requests
  • Basic Root Cause Analysis

If you think that your employees can benefit from certification in these areas, contact us at [email protected].  We can work with you to provide skilled and knowledgeable trainers/ coaches, who have many years of experience in the work processes and in the roles of concern to you, who can quickly bring your employees up to high performance.

What the Heck is Manufacturing Performance Optimization?

MPO is Caravel’s unique way of looking at the overall economic effectiveness of an operating facility to help identify and tune in to the operating sweet spot that returns the most value to the customer and to the business. Think of it as modified asset utilization.

So now you’re wondering what that means and your next question might be: “How does this differ from the usual way of looking at asset utilization?” The typical measures of operations efficiency and asset utilization don’t take into consideration all the variables that truly impact the utilization of your assets. Things like run rate, run time, scheduled and unscheduled downtime, compliance, quality, yield, raw material availability and quality, changing customer demand … and as you dive deeper, the list gets longer and longer.

Caravel Solutions has developed a unique way to take into account the other factors that have been shown through our experience to significantly impact facility profitability. These areas often provide opportunities for significant improvement.

Contact us to learn more about how Caravel’s new product – Manufacturing Performance Optimization – can find the sweet spot that brings out the best in your operation.

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Caravel Solutions Newly Renovated Website Introduces Unique Methodology

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Caravel Solutions, Inc. is excited about our newly renovated website and pleased to introduce two major new product offerings: (1) Manufacturing Performance Optimization (MPO) and (2) OpEx Academy. Learn more now about these new products and how they can help you improve your operation. Please follow the Caravel Solutions Company Page on LinkedIn.

As we continue to update our offerings to bring more value to you and your organization, we will continue to work with you as members of your team. We’ll work together to identify the gaps that are holding back your manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness. We’ll analyze the gaps together and find the few key gaps that will bring the greatest value to the bottom line for your business. Then we’ll collaborate on an action plan to effectively use your scarce resources (people and dollars) to close those key gaps, improving the efficiency of your processes and the effectiveness of your organization.

Read through the Caravel Solutions website or contact us to learn more about these new methodologies for continuous improvement.

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© Caravel Solutions Blog, 2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Caravel Solutions with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.