As we rush full steam ahead into a year of new promises, fresh starts, and of course challenges. I’d like to take the opportunity to first reflect on 2017 and how it’s set the stage for great things in 2018.
“The first rule of any technology used in business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency” –Bill Gates
I talked to Stacey Vokrot-Mello of Cargill Inc. about the challenges and benefits of driving sustainable process improvements through organizational alignment. Stacey will be presenting ‘Driving Sustainable Process Improvement Through Organizational Alignment’ at APQC’s Process & Performance Management Conference.
Stacey Vokrot-Mello currently serves as a Business Process Optimization Leader at Cargill within the Food Ingredient and Bio-Industrials platform.
Lori Selsberg of Dell EMC talks about putting the performance in process management. She explains how Dell EMC decided that focusing onend-to-end processes was the best method for supporting its “One EMC” initiative, and why benchmarking and making sure a company’s strategic objectives part of process management improvements matter so much.
We all have that one relative or friend that is constantly sharing articles or videos on all the ways you can use common household items in ways you’ve never imagined. The deluge of “15 ways to use vinegar” or “plastic bottle hacks” got me to thinking about one of the best parts of my job. Yes that sounds like a stretch but there really is a connection.
I recently talked to David Sebel at Philips Lighting about what goes into starting an organization down the path of setting up a business process management (BPM) vision and strategy, governance, and organization.