PDO hosts Lean session with Manpower ministry

MUSCAT, APRIL 22 – Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) hosted its latest Lean continuous improvement session with a visit by the Minister of Manpower (MoM) Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri and his leadership team to the company’s headquarters. Around 30 delegates attended a full day engagement to raise awareness and understanding on how to drive continuous improvement, streamline processes and reduce waste in their own workplaces.
The attendees were briefed on PDO’s Lean Transformation success journey and how Continuous Improvement and the Lean programme have been an enormous enabler to succeed in implementing challenging strategies. During their visit, the MoM team learnt about Lean principles, methodologies tools and how PDO has applied this across its operation. They also received an insight in to the required cultural transformations to sustain the improvement changes and to oversee best practices on business efficiency and increasing productivity.
“I would like to thank Petroleum Development Oman for hosting the Ministry’s officials and employees. We are here today to learn about PDO’s Lean experience and implementation phases. Lean is an excellent programme and can be useful for our services. The Ministry will definitely benefit from such experience. We aim to replicate this know-how across our services but patience is necessary. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. So, congratulations for your successful achievements and we wish you all the best,” said Shaikh Abdullah al Bakri.