Many manufacturers rely on outdated approaches to establishing and achieving performance targets — and never reach their true potential. Most performance improvement initiatives are too focused on current problems rather than long-term objectives that drive sustainable success, performance improvement goals are too limited and budget-based, and performance improvement teams are too fixated on a single, large-scale issue.
Instead of being overwhelmed by the total, consider a method that examines all company processes and identifies and prioritizes them as opportunities that generate the greatest gains and lead to breakthrough performance improvements — zero loss thinking. When a company starts identifying activities that contribute to losses, they can identify and guide improvement efforts. In this webinar, we’ll discuss a new way of thinking that highlights total losses and challenges what’s possible.
Managing Director of Client Development and Marketing
Phil’s career is steeped in thirty years’ worth of business leadership and manufacturing expertise. Phil has successfully worked with and led several business units within Milliken & Company to profitable growth and financial sustainability. Prior to his business leadership roles, Phil led the implementation of Milliken Performance System for the Performance Products Division and served as director of cost improvement, where he was responsible for strategic cost reduction efforts.
Phil has also spent time as the Pursuit of Excellence director responsible for integrating customer needs (and wants) with manufacturing and business capability. Early in his career, Phil worked in four different manufacturing locations, holding multiple positions ranging from quality to cost. Phil credits this early diversity in job responsibility and scope as the beginning of his in-depth knowledge of continuous improvement; his appreciation for sustainable, empowered safety processes and systems; and his understanding of the critical nature of establishing the right financial metrics to drive the right behavior.
Phil holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest University.
Company owners, CEOs, COOs, presidents, vice-presidents, manufacturing directors, operations directors, general managers, plant managers, and any leader interested in achieving enlightened manufacturing with real results.
- Outline what zero loss thinking is
- How to use zero loss thinking to identify and prioritize areas for improvement
- How zero loss thinking plays a critical role in implementing a performance system
- Review a case study: How ConAgra Foods adopted a zero loss mindset
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