This value is delivered in four forms:
• Improvements to organizational capability
• Increases in process efficiency
• The optimization of overhead costs
• Increase in customer satisfaction
The Introduction to Operational Excellence utilizing the LEAN continuous improvement discipline is valued at $2000 per participant. The WBEA, Shell and The Bulsard Group are collaborating to offer this training/development opportunity in the form of a scholarship for WBEs that meet the scholarship requirements.
•Participant must be a certified WBE in good standing.
•Participant must commit to the Continuous Improvement course on December 13, 2013 from 8:00am-4:30pm.
•Participant must commit to scheduling and completing 2-4 hours consultation on implementation.
•Participant must be prepared to share learned outcomes with Shell supplier diversity leads and WBEA President.
•Participant must participate as guest speakers for outreach and speaking engagements.
•Participant must serve as media point person for Continuous Improvement Shell/WBEA Collaboration as requested by WBEA President or Shell team.
All applications are due on December 4, 2013 by 5:00pm. Selected applicants will be notified by December 9, 2013. All personal and financial information provided in this application will remain strictly confidential and used solely for the purpose of determining program eligibility and support. Shell Oil Company will provide funding to allow The Bulsard Group to cover the cost of program materials and tuition for any admitted participants. Only one owner from a company can apply for the program.