Welcome to the Industry Advisory Report on ‘Operational Excellence’. This report captures the synopsis of the discussion and analysis held by the panel on Operational Excellence at the LASSIB CXO Round Table Conference held in Mumbai on 14th July 2012. The conference had six focused themes driven towards achieving Organizational Excellence. These include:
- Delivering Customer Value
- Employee Satisfaction & Engagement
- Improving Profitability
- Learning and Development
- Operational Excellence
- Revenue Growth
All the above, including Operational excellence are key to achieving excellence within any organization, be it a part of any business domain, geography or size. In this report we focus on the central views discussed towards state of Operational excellence and continuous improvement initiatives that organizations are working towards, or need to think about in order to excel. The exciting discussions and perspectives brought forward by a diversified set of CXOs indicate the current state of operational excellence practices in the industry, along with the challenges, opportunities for improvement and expected trends in the coming years.
As economies and industries across the globe face difficult times, these findings serve a critical purpose. The point of views and suggestions in this report are generic and thought provoking in nature. This has been purposely done without providing references to specific industries as these can be applied to any organization striving for operational excellence. These findings should be used not only by functional leaders to gauge their readiness for change, but also by CXOs across the organizations to define how to best structure and align their continuous improvement initiatives to match the overall goals and vision of the organization.
Please note that this report is the consolidation of the point of views of the panel in their individual capacity and is not endorsed by their respective organizations. This report has been made possible by seamless support of the Panel Chair, Panel Chief Editor, Panel Members, the LASSIB team and 9Pixels as the media partner for LASSIB. We hope you find the report valuable and helpful when defining the direction of your improvement initiatives.