China Center for Operations Excellence
Today, companies in China are under pressure along various fronts, from rising labor and resource costs, to low energy efficiency, to a lack of organizational capabilities. Surmounting these challenges often demands no less than a complete transformation in the way a company operates.
To help both domestic and foreign companies in China truly achieve operational excellence, McKinsey has partnered with Tsinghua University to launch the China Center for Operations Excellence (CCOE), part of the McKinsey China Leadership Institute. The Center offers a unique experiential learning platform using a systematic, step-by-step capability development program through our state-of-the-art model factory. Its three small-scale production lines simulate a real production environment, and offer participants the opportunity to engage in hands-on operations improvement. Programs are led by experts with extensive experience in promoting operations excellence, both in China and globally.
1. Knowledge Building Program: Building a sure foundation for operations optimization
CCOE’s knowledge building program, with courses ranging from one to five days, offers highly customized, in-depth training that addresses the most critical development needs of your senior executive team, operations management group, and change agents. Participants directly engage in production at our three lines, taking part in the actual production of valve parts, air valves and iced tea.
2. Capability Development Program: Develop your own operations experts
The Capability Development Program is designed for companies with operational optimization projects seek to develop their talent pool through structured training programs. This program, with 12-or 22-day courses, trains participants through a multi-stage accreditation approach that helps them master capabilities they need to lead an operational transformation. In each of the stages, participants undergo extensive training on the shop floor, covering specific optimization concepts such as energy efficiency, waste identification, standardization, lean leadership, and just-in-time production.
3. Transformation Support Program: Integrating the program into your own operations improvement program
If a company has already launched or is about to initiate a transformation program with McKinsey, it may decide to integrate the CCOE training programs into the broader program. This would likely be a multi-phase project lasting several months and addressing a range of capability building topics, such as initiating change, sustaining improvement, project management, and so on. Through this engagement model, the company can close capability gaps by leveraging McKinsey’s deep experience helping large industry-shaping companies in China to plan and implement far-reaching improvement programs. The Transformation Support Program ensures that capabilities are “baked into” the organization, providing lasting results.