Escalating regulatory pressures, business complexity, global competition, and an increased focus on accountability have led manufacturing enterprises to pursue multiple improvement initiatives. Even though risks are interdependent and controls are shared across the enterprise, these improvement initiatives are often uncoordinated. The result is initiatives that are staffed, planned and managed in silos, significantly increasing the overall cost and business risk.


Strategic Alignment Workshop

LCE’s Strategic Alignment Workshop is designed to help manufacturing enterprises align their executive management team, prioritize improvement opportunities, and achieve enterprise-wide step-change performance improvement.

Successful improvement programs require an Executive Leadership Team (ELT) with a shared vision and understanding of what’s necessary to sustain organizational change, achieve optimal performance across the enterprise, and drive reliable top-to-bottom business and work planning, integration and execution. The ELT must set the strategic direction and expectations; provide the resources; and then actively lead the enterprise through the transformational process that will deliver desired results.

The Strategic Alignment Workshop (SAW) is an executive-level working session that aligns leaders relative to the current state of their business, market share and profitability improvement opportunities, and the methodologies to achieve them. In two and a half days of working sessions, LCE will help executives:

  • Identify and quantify opportunities: LCE experts perform pre-work before the SAW which includes industry performance benchmarking and an opportunity case that can be expected by improving enterprise performance.
  • Develop shared understanding of current state performance: The SAW will use proven SWOT methodology augmented by a proprietary Reliability Excellence Matrix to define the organization’s current-state work culture.
  • Understand organizational change best practices: Leading transformational change is complex and unforgiving. The SAW will guide the ELT through the process to develop an effective approach to ensure success.
  • Recognize enterprise reengineering best practices: The SAW will outline successful approaches to business process improvements, risk management, financial impact measurement, sustainability, and continuous improvement.


Strategic plan that includes:

  • Business case outlining current state, SWOT, reliability maturity and financial benefits of implementing an enterprise-wide continuous improvement program
  • Defined alignment between client business objectives and program mission, vision and governing principles
  • Integration points between current initiatives and step-change improvement program
  • Program management plan:
    • Enterprise implementation strategy and plan
    • Risk plan
    • Change management strategy

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