November 7, 2018 – Since 2015, the Melfi Plant Academy has been working to enhance the plant’s competitiveness relying almost exclusively on in-house resources and skills. It is doing this through the training, development and organization of plant employees to improve their knowledge, know-how, technical skills, and conduct with the goal of increasing their motivation and professional satisfaction.
The Academy was established to respond to the challenges of increasing competition and technological progress. Now more than ever, people need to be able to design effective, reliable manufacturing processes and find solutions quickly, and continuous learning and innovation have become a must. At the Melfi plant, they have managed to respond to and reconcile all of these needs.
The strategies and learning materials of the Melfi Plant Academy have been developed in a “financially sustainable” manner by relying almost exclusively on in-house resources and capabilities. The results achieved to date have proven to be a major driver of innovation while valuing the contribution of individuals in the production process. It has been a painstakingly methodical process and it has led to a profound cultural change through the promotion of company values, the development of a managerial vision, and the revision and improvement of operational processes and organizational models.
The starting point was an analysis of the organization and individual roles and the definition of the skills required for each individual task. The second step was knowledge creation, with each skill being associated with a training and development package based on the knowledge and experience of the leading experts within the plant.
Finally, the approach to leadership development was defined, and training programs and assessment tools were developed for individuals who will be covering roles of responsibility in the coming years.