Back in ancient times, an oracle was someone who offered advice or a prophesy, thought to have come directly from a divine source. In modern day usage, any good source of information can be called an oracle.
The oracle of Apollo at Delphi has 147 maxims, inscribed on the forecourt columns of the temple. These embodied the complete universe of values for the ancient Greeks.
The most famous of these being “know thyself”.
Whilst we do not pretend to be prophetic, or for that matter divine, we are ancient. As a result, we have the scars and bruises associated with a successful career in operations management. In place of wisdom and prophesy we have knowledge, experience and a successful track record for improving operational performance.
At Operations Oracle we have some maxims of our own that drive our philosophy amongst them are:
- Prior planning and preparation prevent poor performance
- Don’t do anything without a plan
- If you can’t measure it, you can’t change it
- There is always room for improvement
- Operations should be process driven
- Say it in numbers
- People are the difference (not utilising all their attributes and skills is the 8th waste)
- You don’t know what you don’t know
- Doing the same old thing, in the same old way and expecting different results is madness
- Even if you’re on the right track, if you’re not going fast enough you will get run over
- Leadership is getting people to understand, and believe in, your vision and work with you to achieve your goals
- Managing is making sure the day-to-day things are happening as they should
- Challenge everything
- Prevention is better than cure
These may be over used and clichéd but, they have yet to let us down.
The online assessment we have created aims to remotely assess the condition of your manufacturing operation. To then create a score from which improvement can be measured, and to provide a report based on our knowledge and experience to guide the first stages of an improvement campaign.
Why do we call ourselves Operations Oracle?
Because we are prepared to share our knowledge and experience.
To try the Online Assessment today, simply click here.
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