The SunCoke Way is a management program that drives reliable and cost-efficient operation of our facilities through standardized processes, procedures and management systems incorporating best practices from each of our sites and other industries. We believe that the SunCoke Way provides the foundation to achieve operational excellence at our facilities and represents a key component of the future growth of our business. How do we accomplish this? By:
identifying important activities that drive performance,
measuring performance of our critical activities,
reviewing performance metrics and identifying gaps,
determining individuals who are responsible for closing the gap,
celebrating successes (sharing best-practices) and working as a team to overcome challenges, and
creating action plans to continuously improve our processes.
The SunCoke Way utilizes a structured system of cross-functional communication and information flow throughout the plant to drive best-in-class performance.
Structured safety and environmental process - Ensures safety and environmental programs are managed equally with other business processes; thereby ensuring everyone is engaged in continuously identifying and eliminating errors.
Operations control in coke operations – Provides the foundation to operate assets consistently, site-to-site and day-to-day, ensuring maximum output while protecting assets.
Operations control in heat recovery operations - Provides the foundation to ensure our equipment maximizes energy production while maintaining environmental compliance.
Maintenance and reliability – Offers the foundation and methodology to execute required maintenance efficiently using structured analysis and problem solving programs. Results in reduced equipment failures.
Operations maintenance capital management - Utilizes a stage gate process to ensure assets are maintained efficiently and capital resources are spent effectively.