June 4-6, 2019 | Calgary, AB
Duncan Kerr, Managing Partner at The Engine Room

Duncan Kerr

Managing Partner
The Engine Room

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Main Conference Day One: June 5,2019

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

1:40 PM When the Pursuit of Efficiency (Cost) Improvement meets Real World Challenges

Companies routinely work to improve business processes or invest in digital transformations with the goal of improving operational efficiencies and reducing operating costs. Unfortunately, a shocking number of transformation initiatives fail to achieve their goals. Companies continue to struggle with fundamental processes intended to facilitate core business functions such as effective planning, scheduling, operations and maintenance. The difficulties are often at the intersection of strategy, people, and business process.
This session explores some of the common pitfalls that companies encounter in their efforts to improve business processes or undertake major business transformation initiatives and the strategies that can be used to avoid them including:
• Failing to properly orchestrate change – Relying on outdated change management concepts.
• Internal leadership having conflicting objectives – Clarity is simple and complicated at the same time.
• Decision making rights – Who does have the D?
• Improper Accountability – Not following the lines in the organizational chart.