On the treadmill this morning concentrating on just running my 5K when this popped into my head!
I have worked in industry long enough to have seen the vested interests of different parties having a detrimental effect on the Production Process.
Usually this is the push and pull from Operations and Engineering, it's a fruitless journey that usually ends up in tears for one or both sides!
My view on it is that in any operation, the sooner Operations and Engineering collaborate and focus on the Process the better for all concerned.
This should be an equal partnership and ideally the Operations and Engineering leaders would swap hats every now and then; this would generate an understanding of each others issues and build a cohesive collaborative partnership between the functions.