Dave Blake, VP of Operations and Engineering at JDC Phosphate is back expanding upon his original [Video] discussion with Scott Staunton, SVP of Strategic Asset Management, to share an example of how to align Shop Floor to the Top Floor performance.
Shop floor to Top floor alignment
The best examples occur in workplace design taking the cue and principles
If you get employees engaged in the design and up keep of their
workplaces, they will more likely engage in the improvement process that
the workplace was designed to achieve.
I have seen multiple examples of proper staging areas for planned repairs using 5s workplace design principles.
The employee knows exactly what they need in terms of tools, procedures, parts, PPE, etc. in order to make the job more successful. This is aligned to the top as this supports a reliability centered maintenance (RCM) culture that improves up time and lower costs.
– Properly designed bonus systems based on alignment and area metrics vs.
top level organizational metrics is also important.
An example is to try to reward an operations supervisor based on company wide unit costs where they may not have any direct influence.
A better metric at this level might be plant availability or quality metrics where they can have more day to day influence based on the work they actually perform. Plant availability will eventually tie into a corporate wide unit costs. Large disconnects from employee’s actual work and sphere of influence and what they are rewarded on is a non-incentive.
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