Doug Sullivent doesn’t like the word “efficient.”
"Anyone can be 100 percent efficient, if they set the standard low," Sullivent said.
As Director of Operations at the Tulsa plant, Sullivent applies the “Lean Enterprise Principles” to eliminate waste and improve the flow of production. When Sullivent talks about greater output, it isn't just about numbers. The "Lean" concept directly connects customers' needs to production.
One critical aspect of leadership is knowing when and how to step back, review your progress and look over the horizon to see where you are going. Even more important is getting others to follow suit. It’s not all about the bottom line. In fact, when you’re hitting all the other marks, the bottom line improves. Here are some ways we at Muncie Power Products take a long view.