April 8 - 10, 2019 | Houston, Texas
Nev Lockwood, Global Operational Excellence Director at Albemarle

Nev Lockwood

Global Operational Excellence Director

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Main Conference Day One: April 10, 2018

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

12:05 PM Driving Operational Excellence to the Frontline: How to translate the business strategy into action

• Transformation doesn’t come easy – and it doesn’t come free. Shifting from passenger to driver on your transformation journey
• People, process & technology: Creating the integration needed to put the business transformation ‘wheels in motion’
• Growing people and changing behaviors: why operational transformation is not just about redesigned business processes and new technology applications
• Learning from others: Recent challenges and lessons learned from those who’ve been there

2:40 PM Operational Excellence Academies: A Case Study on Albemarle Best Practice

Twice a year Albemarle holds “Operational Excellence Academies” - a forum that brings together operations supervisors, team leaders, engineers chemists and other supporting functions to discuss how to drive operational excellence across the business. The academies are 3.5 days long for two weeks, and in between them the attendees are required to execute a continuous improvement project to present to the Manufacturing Council. The highlights of the program are not just the learning, but the networking, empowerment, and access to senior leadership for all of the attendees. Nev Lockwood will share the story behind these “Operational Excellence Academies” and share insight into what kind of an impact they’ve had on business performance. This is a case study you don't want to miss!