In 1992 Leyland Trucks was facing bankruptcy. Eight years later it was named "Best Engineering Factory in the UK" by Cranfield and Management Today. How did a medium-sized manufacturer in one of the world's most competitive industries turn itself around so quickly? The answer is in a commonsense approach called "Team Enterprise". "The Team Enterprise Solution", written by the former CEO of Leyland Trucks, describes in detail the challenges facing Leyland Trucks and the programme that Oliver and his colleagues implemented. Through a combination of Lean Enterprise and employee empowerment, Leyland Trucks was able to dramatically change the culture of the organization resulting in savings of over #10 million per year. Once a national embarassment, Leyland Trucks is now one of the most successful companies in the UK. The Team Enterprise Solution has since been implemented in dozens of organizations, from colleges to accounting firms to county councils, with consistently impressive results. Those examples, and the remarkable turnaround at Leyland Trucks in particular, prove that it is possible to turn around a struggling business and achieve remarkable results.
The Team Enterprise Solution shows it can be done.