How to drive process excellence in a post-pandemic world

Discover how agile working and innovation are facilitating process excellence at Datwyler

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PEX Network catches up with Jimmy Kesters, vice-president – global systems and processes at Datwyler, ahead of his session at OPEX Week Live, taking place online on 3-4 December 2020. His presentation will offer insights into mitigating the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and driving process excellence.

PEX Network: What do you think is the biggest challenge for PEX professionals when it comes to driving digitalization and process automation in the current pandemic and what do you think they can do to meet this challenge? 

Jimmy Kesters: One of the greatest challenges is discerning how to leverage technology to streamline your operations. By embracing remote working, focusing on your employee experience, automating your processes and tasks, and implementing virtual events for team building and connecting, you will be able to keep your business moving along during these times of uncertainty.

PEX Network: What can the audience expect from your presentation entitled Executing process excellence in a post-pandemic world at OPEX Week Live?

JK: The Covid-19 pandemic has caused major disruption in the business world and companies have no choice but to review their strategies to overcome the crisis. Datwyler will show how they further developed their core competencies, such as solution design, material expertise and operational excellence, to offer excellent, focused technical support for our existing business and customers. Insights of current initiatives and application areas to increase automation and digitalization will be given to the audience.

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PEX Network: In your opinion, what are the three key takeaways that delegates will gain from your session? 

JK: Working in an agile way with objectives and key results drives strategy execution with a clear focus on priorities in order to adapt to a rapidly changing and increasingly unpredictable environment. It can also be beneficial to stick to, but further develop, your core competencies to fulfil existing business and customer needs, and to boost innovation into new areas for growth. The session will offer advice to increase the adoption of automation and digitalization as leverage to improve the return on capital employed .

PEX Network: Why do you think it is important for PEX leaders to attend OPEX Week Live 2020? 

JK: This conference provides a great opportunity to network in a virtual way. It is a valuable resource for referrals and best practices.

To access the full range of insights and advice from Jimmy Kesters, sign up for OPEX Week Live on 3-4 December 2020.