Why OPEX and Business Functions Need to Unite to Achieve Transformation

28 - 30 September, 2020 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Data: Operational Excellence’s Driving Force

Data: Operational Excellence’s Driving Force

Paul is a member of the advisory board for OPEX & Business Transformation Europe, and on Tuesday 8th of October 2019 he will participate in a panel discussion to evaluate the importance of data analytics within core business strategy. We spoke to Paul about his career, how he has utilised data analytics and obtained his guidance for incorporating analytics within an improvement programme. Check out the exclusive interview with real life case studies.

The Building Blocks For Continuous Improvement with LEGO

The Building Blocks For Continuous Improvement with LEGO

Over the past 15 years, LEGO has achieved what has come to be appreciated as the greatest U-turn in corporate history. In 2004 the Danish-born company was drowning in $800m of debt and was being hit by a 30% loss in sales year-on-year.

Despite being arguably the most recognizable toy brand on the planet, 50 years on from it’s inception the plastic brick-maker was struggling to stay afloat in the midst of a rapidly changing market. Verging onto bankruptcy, something had to change.

With the appointment of new CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp that same year, LEGO underwent a transformation that radically rebuilt the core business, brick by brick. By 2005, the company had turned its first profit in two years, it quadrupled its return between 2008 and 2010 and in 2015 it announced profits of $660m. Key to this transformation was the implementation of a culture of continuous improvement that had the strength and longevity to keep up with the company’s unprecedented growth.

Here, we share essential insights from Peter’s 28-years of experience in the change sphere and his personal building blocks for continuous improvement.

OPEX & The Business Unit: A Perfect Pairing?

OPEX & The Business Unit: A Perfect Pairing?

It is becoming increasingly clear that enterprise-wide collaboration is a critical ingredient for success. With insight from Katie McConochie, Senior Director of Process & Change at Inmarsat and our research from our recent benchmarking report, this new interactive content piece explores:

  • Why 90% of OPEX leaders believe business units should have more involvement in the business transformation process
  • How to create a relationship between OPEX and business units that emphasises collaboration
  • Why there is value in training business unit employees in the likes of lean six sigma helps employees understand the continuous improvement process
  • How to engage the business units and encourage their ongoing participation in the business transformation journey
2019: The Year of Business Transformation

2019: The Year of Business Transformation

The tricky aspect of transformation is that it has to happen in plain view and the margins for error are tight. Unlike a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, most businesses can’t afford to disappear for a few weeks while the metamorphosis takes place. There is also the perceived risk of making the change in the first place: if everything is going reasonably well, a business leader might think, why transform?

Exclusive Digital Magazine - The Only Constant is Change

Exclusive Digital Magazine - The Only Constant is Change

Take a five minute break from your work and enjoy a glimpse into what to expect from #OPEXEurope19 in your exclusive The Only Constant is Change Magazine

Using Technology to Aid Operational Excellence

Using Technology to Aid Operational Excellence

PEX Network spoke with Gino d’Hont from innogy SE to see how RPA and Process Mining are impacting business processes at innogy SE and how they have utilised these tools to overcome the challenges of wider transformation.

Understand the Culture of the Business You're In with Uber and LEGO

Understand the Culture of the Business You're In with Uber and LEGO

What is the better way of structuring your organisation? Do you ensure that all processes, policies and communications come from one place in a centralised model – and risk missing a trick in a local market? Or do you let each region operate autonomously – and risk huge differences in quality, service and expectations between locations?

10 Success Factors That Drive Process Excellence

10 Success Factors That Drive Process Excellence

Process Excellence doesn’t happen by accident. The output of any system will tend to be informed by the quality of the foundations laid and the instructions followed. There is no recipe for success, but there is a formula for giving you the best chance.

The Future is Digital

The Future is Digital

In the lead up to OPEX and Business Transformation Europe 2019, we explore the numbers behind how and why businesses are (and are not) implementing digital solutions in the pursuit of operational excellence.

Read 'The Future is Digital' now to discover:

  • The biggest expected benefits of AI in Manufacturing over the next 3 years.
  • What the opportunities are for Financial Services with the use of Intelligent Automation.
  • Why the Direct-to-Customer competition is on an incline.
Process Excellence Europe Show Report

Process Excellence Europe Show Report

We've put together an exclusive Show Report which summarises key takeaways, audience profiles and Early Bird discount applications for 2019!

The Business Transformation Failure Playbook

The Business Transformation Failure Playbook

There are plenty of examples of ‘what not to do’. Shouldn’t this playbook be focusing on success? However the study of failure can truly enable us to understand how to avoid it.Read the full playbook “The Business Transformation Failure Playbook” to find out what can jeopardise your business transformation and what you can do differently to make it a success.