You’ve probably seen one or 50 of those Morgan Freeman-narrated Olympics promos already, but you might not know that one of our Center for Operational Excellence members will have a front-row seat to the action.

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Aggreko's generator fleet at any given site can be massive.

UK-based temporary power supplier Aggreko Plc’s generators will be a behind-the-scenes player for this year’s Olympics, marking the biggest moment in the sun yet for the company. Ever a process-minded organization, Aggreko recently has turned to the Fisher College of Business and COE for training and project work. I wrote about a fascinating and important project one group of Aggreko improvement leads undertook over the past year in this quarter’s COE newsletter.

Read the full article here, but here’s a snapshot: Aggreko in recent years has experienced massive growth and secured deals all around the world in all kinds of climates. With that variability came the occasional fuel spill in its generator fleets, a problem team members were determined could be resolved through process, not a mechanical fix.

They were right, and their journey illustrates the remarkable change that can be brought about by a thorough, reasoned approach to problem-solving instead of the knee-jerk quick fix.

That’s a story that merits some Morgan Freeman narration.



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