Operational Excellence (“OE”) is the fundamental philosophy by which Georgia Biomass LLC will achieve premier performance. As our business matures, OE will be integrated and institutionalized to achieve reliable and measurable performance, and will be the conduit by which continuous improvement will be driven in all aspects of our business. Georgia Biomass LLC is currently in the primary implementation phase of Operational Excellence. Earlier this year the eight key elements of OE were adopted and communicated throughout the organization.
Each of these elements is critical to our success individually – collectively they complement each other and accelerate our progress toward becoming the premier producer and supplier of renewable biomass fuels industry-wide.
Philosophically, OE at Georgia Biomass LLC is defined as the implementation of strong management systems, the development of the organization such that each individual is performing at his/her highest potential, and the unwavering commitment to completing each task, assignment, and job responsibility with passion, perfection, and continuous improvement. However, the key to driving organizational performance through OE is the translation of this philosophy into an effective action plan that creates a clear vision with which all employees can align and understand their roles to achieve.
To this end, a Long Range Plan (LRP) has been developed which defines goals, strategies, initiatives, and metrics for each of the eight OE elements. This LRP creates the road map for achievement of Operational Excellence, and provides a baseline to drive accountability and therefore performance throughout the organization. The fundamental goals associated with each OE element likely will not change, but it is understood and expected that through continuous improvement and changing business and operational conditions, the strategies, initiatives, and metrics will require review and revision. Our intent is to update the LRP at the beginning of each calendar year and to complete a mid-year ”reality check” to ensure the strategies and initiatives that were developed at the beginning of the year are delivering the desired results.