BioPolymer Provides Plant Floor Leadership Training to Initiate Change
Maine, March, 2011. FMC BioPolymer is the leader in harnessing nature's
renewable resources to create ingredients and technical solutions for
the food, pharmaceutical, personal care and biomedical markets contracted
with Everest Training & Consulting to train plant floor leaders
in leading change initiatives. "We have been challenged by Management
to increase production while maintaining head count" said Jennifer
Johnson, HR Manager. "We need our plant floor leaders not to be
overwhelmed by the ambiguity of a given situation but take the initiative
to suggest and get buy-in from Operators for new processes and procedures.
Our plant floor leaders for the most part have been promoted from the
Operator ranks and they are now leading Operators who were their peers
a short time ago. But they need to understand and be able to step-up
to the responsibility of moving their particular part of the operation
forward" said Johnson. "And we need to do this all within
the context of maintaining a nonunion shop. Ed's program used case studies
to demonstrate the level and type of action we are expecting" said
Johnson. Steve Heitzmann, HR Manager at the Newark Delaware plant said,
"our situation is a little different in that we are a union shop
with seasoned plant floor leaders accustomed to getting things done
in a particular manner. I was impressed with how Ed adapted the plant
floor leader program to meet the needs of my organization and even the
most established plant floor leaders said the training session provided
some different approaches that they feel might just work. The challenge
will be to reinforce these new approaches and achieve the desired outcomes
of team work and innovation."
Everest Training &
Consulting is committed to enabling organizations to innovate to profitability:
to apply critical sales, service and leadership skills to create a
competitive advantage and to maximize each person's contribution through
individual, professional, and personal growth.
For further information
contact Ed Pritchard at 734-455-4151.