The Story: Indiana-based Lilly Pharmaceuticals, 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, addressed the public perception that they were not supporting minority owned business in their home state. For years, company officials would say: "We try to get minority business, we've sent out proposals, we've waited here with the paperwork and have been willing and would be pleased to work with anyone who came in and took the job." Then, taking an Above The Line® approach on this issue, the company decided to stop waiting for something to happen, and, instead, go out and make it happen. Members of Lilly's capital project engineering group sat down with a long-time supplier, Jacobs Engineering, to plan how they could actually help create a minority owned business. They concluded that a start-up business could quickly grow into a full-line firm that would not only work for Lilly but for other companies as well. The CEO of Jacobs Engineering gave Lilly's capital projects engineers total support, stating that they would provide work process and procedures and help line up needed investors in Indianapolis to start this firm from scratch. For its part, Lilly committed that it would pay the new firm within fifteen days instead of the thirty-five days afforded to other vendors. In a short period of time, they lined up the needed investors to start a small minority-owned engineering firm. During the first year, this firm billed over $3.5 million worth of engineering service fees in the Indianapolis area. Again, we see a high performing organization benefit from greater accountability by driving beyond the expected to deliver unexpected results. Apply the principles and practices of the Accountability Training® and operating Above The Line opens doors that cause things to happen, things that would never, ever happen Below The Line.®
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Project Engineering Group -Brouchure - SlideShare
This is a Project Engineering functional role within the Global Project Engineering group for the execution of a new Large Scale Manufacturing facility to be located at the Solothurn, Switzerland campus.