DAK Academy Website Resource Guide

Below are some notes to help you find your way around the DAK Academy website resource content. The headings are linked to more detailed resources which provide further links to videos, articles and downloads.

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Finding answers that matter
Finding Answers That Matter" covers content that provides an insight into the practical levers that influence mindset and engagement. As experienced leaders will know, logic alone is not enough.
Research into why some organisations succeed when applying Lean and TPM tools, whilst others fail identified these areas as differentiators between average and industry leading performing organisations.

Taming Technology for Good
The road map industry leading performance, is a journey with 2 different challenges. The first of these is achieving stable asset performance. We cover the road map to achieve that under the heading of "Taming Technology for Good".
Success with this first step depends as much on achieving a shift in outlook as it does on improvement tools and techniques but the gains are significant.

Ratcheting up Performance
Ratcheting Up Performance covers the second part of the journey to industry leading performance. The first part of the journey "Taming Technology for Good" deals with the causes of recurring problems. This means that there are fewer stoppages so this KPI can no longer be the main trigger for prioritising action. This transition is about raising standards to achieve a compelling vision. This has a major impact on how data is used to set accountabilities, goals, drive decision making and measure progress. A common goal is to extend time between intervention from minutes to hours. In doing so, process quality improves and Overall Equipment Effectiveness continues to rise.
The transition involves significant changes to the role of Front Line Leaders and Maintenance Engineering.

Deliver Better Projects Faster
Most managers have had experience of projects which failed to deliver their promise or where costs escalated far beyond their original estimate. This theme covers the causes of common problems of project delays and overspend with the aim of providing a road map to deliver flawless operation from day 1 for new operations, new assets and upgrades.

Digital Continuous Improvement
Digital CI (Continuous Improvement) is based on the practices of well known and award winning organisations who have achieved step up gains from the delivery of advanced technology.
It sets out how they systematically "Closed the Loop" between the physical and digital worlds to remove legacy barriers to best practice and speed up decision making.
The Digital CI process expands the scope of Operational Excellence tools like Lean and TPM to include the selection and use of data, analysis and model development to drive digital twin notifications and real time work control processes.