Maximizing Plant Supervisor Performance

Front-line supervisors are the critical link between senior management and the workforce. The success of major improvement initiatives depends on their ability to get the job done. Supervisors also impact safety. A recent study by the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium determined that failure in front-line leadership is one of the top three factors associated with serious incidents in process industries. Managers who want a safer, more efficient plant are now looking to do a better job of developing, managing, and supporting their supervisors.

Created specifically for the process industries, Maximizing Plant Supervisor Performance uses a practical, systematic approach to help front-line supervisors improve performance. Participants leave with ideas that can be immediately applied in the facility. The seminar also considers special cases in plant leadership, such as bringing a new plant online, shutting down a facility, and managing after a major incident.

Key takeaways for Maximizing Plant Supervisor Performance include how to

  • Create measurable behavior standards
  • Develop supervisory skills through training and coaching
  • Staff and manage front-line supervisory positions for improved performance
  • Lead and manage the line organization during the most challenging circumstances
  • Use a systematic approach to achieve lasting improvements

Who should attend

Plant and operations managers, HR and training managers, or anyone else in a manufacturing or production leadership position who would like to learn more about engaging front-line supervisors and improving operations performance.

This seminar is open to process plant industry participants only, no vendors or consultants please.

Upcoming dates and locations

No events are scheduled at this time

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This is my first real, applicable approach towards improving a process plant, and I’ve been in this business for 30 years.

R. Reinoso