Basell Orlen Poliolefins – dynamic increase in profitability through modification of processes
Hartmut Lücker, former CEO of Basell Orlen Poliolefins
The activities carried out over the six months brought us 11 million zlotys in savings. If Janusz Kamieński, with whom we implemented this project, negotiated a success fee, he would earn… a lot of money.
After the crisis in 2008, we had a situation in the company that required increasing profitability. We wanted to find places in the company that would allow us to save costs, without losing the ability to provide customers with products in the quality they desire. I was aware that we ourselves might have a tendency not to see some solutions. At that time, Janusz Kamieński was recommended to me as a specialist in engaging the staff – including managers at all levels – in developing and implementing changes aimed at improving the efficiency of business processes. Hiring Janusz turned out to be an excellent decision.
Janusz offered us a series of inspiring and planning workshops. During them, we analyzed step by step what influences the effectiveness of our activities. The most interesting thing was that Janusz offered us a backwards analysis. We looked at the processes not as before, i.e. according to their course, but from the clients’ point of view, starting with the value for which they pay us. This approach allowed us to find solutions we had never come up with before. As a result, we learned to look at production processes from the customer’s perspective and we significantly increased profitability. I highly recommend the services of Janusz Kamieński and Strategy&Results consultants.