I am working in an engineering organization where overhauling of parts and new parts are manufactured. This organization has history of more than 50 years with ISO certification and each process has authentic traceability and Original equipment manufacturer approval. Each overhauling setup has mandatory requirement of well trained and experienced manpower, my organization is also having technicians with more than 30 years experience in the same setup.
Over the years new technical manpower is enrolled as the setup has broaden time to time. Presently around 10 % employees in supervision capacity are available with experience of 30 to 40 years in some key work centers having full control and grip on technical processes. These employees having very good respect & demand virtue of their experience and provide guidance & expert opionon for on going technical issues.
I have now five years experience in this organization and seriously want to execute our processes by utilizing latest techniques.. for example implementation of online parts flow system and to review our ongoing processes to accelerate our production.
On my already taken few attempts towards this approach I got serious reservations from these experienced employees and ultimately I could not succeed in implementing desired reviews. Another feeling I have got that these employees has created monopoly in the system and they did not want to transfer all technical knowledge to newcomers to ensure their job security.
I want know which appropriate steps I should take to proceed on following issues.
How to convince this experienced lot to review our on going processes to increase pace of production.
How I can overcome with the monopoly of these employees as presently they are indispensable for effective operations of organization.
How can I trained the employees of same caliber to ensure replacement of them for implementation of decisions in future