Thirty years in Industrial and Quality top management positions (namely global positions with Valeo -automotive industry- and Danone/Dannon –food industry-) gave me the passion for designing and implementing sustainable performance systems. In all cases, the most important success driver is to align, even to put in harmony, methods and tools on one hand, and the company culture on the other hand.
DaMaWay (Danone Manufacturing Way) is a fantastic example: starting from an extremely fragmented organization following successive acquisitions, I orchestrated the construction of a high-performance culture which was implemented across the board in the Dannon Group (> 100 plants) with outstanding results in Costs, in Quality and in managerial behavior transformation at all hierarchical levels.
My singularity: help people to grow. The Managers, and not the consultant, quickly become the leaders of performance continuous improvement and of the development of people. The methods and tools are often known, but less often deeply understood, and it’s always their managerial integration which is the most difficult challenge.
To reap maximum benefits, this approach can, and sometimes must, be extended to your Suppliers.