January 2003

Management Guidelines

Look beyond traditional organizational structure

Production-centered design improves, sustains total plant performance

Pankoff Sr., J. A., Center for Process Plant Management,LLC, and TTS Performance Systems, Inc.

Process plant managers are continuously seeking innovative ways to improve plant profits. However, many are finding that profit margins continue to erode despite improvements in plant infrastructure, technology, information systems and people. I've observed that many of these projects do not include critical thinking about the organizational design, work processes, employee competencies and training required to optimize the upgrades. As a process plant manager, you are responsible for maximizing the profitability of your facility. To do this, you must look beyond traditional approaches and solutions. An area to explore

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