DEVELOPMENT NEEDS

Looking for breakthroughs and improving operational stability

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Basically, business development is looking for breakthroughs and systematically standardizing their outcomes throughout the length and breadth of the entire value chain. The reason for that should be clear, too: Future success cannot be achieved only with cost savings and doing more. We have to do things better, act more wisely, minimize waste and pointless overlap, develop new and more efficient working methods, improve cooperation throughout the entire value chain. Involve, align, empower – that’s the recipe for successful leadership.

The ability to lead change and engage everyone are the absolute prerequisites for development and organizational learning.

Liiketoiminnan kehittäminen

Change your business destiny by changing how things have always been done.

Wise words indeed. In practise, this means the ability to change the way of operating, the way to lead and manage development, to challenge everyone to develop and innovate as part of their daily routines, to learn and renew systematically! NPI’s mission is to help with all of that: To help make change possible and its effects sustainable. And it is good to remember that you can change your fate only with hard work. So this is not for the lazy.

Several kinds of needs and other situations arise in operative work. For example the following needs are probably familiar in most companies:

  • Stable and predictable operations
  • Problem detection and prevention
  • Quality improvement, “do it right the first time”
  • Shortening of lead times
  • Optimal capacity utilization
  • Performance and capability improvement
  • Flexibility and efficiency improvement
  • Strategic finetuning
  • Systematic processes improvement and problem solving

Operative situations where help is often needed might include:

  • Solving of acute problems and support for implementation
  • Finding and allocating resources for development
  • System analysis and support for statistical decision-making
  • Upgrading the whole team’s development skills and competences
  • Planning and implementation of Lean/Six Sigma/Opex deployment
  • Strategy vs. Practice, gaps
  • Development of management system, planning and implementation
  • Managing transformation projects

What it always comes down to in these situations is the end customer’s voice – the voice that ultimately counts and what it tells us. We have a sharp ear to detect fine nuances.