Alcoa is the world’s leader in aluminum production with sights on becoming “the best company in the world.” This includes belief that sustainable development is the basis for their future. Alcoa is faced with intense competitive pressures in a dynamic, commodity-based marketplace. Every penny counts. Every interaction with customers, communities, and the environment matters.

Avastone Consulting has served Alcoa since 1997 in a range of development capacities to support its vision for the future. Our work has included strategic counsel, design, and process delivery assistance in support of executive development for senior managers throughout the company. Development of leadership and their capacity to achieve the company vision has been a core focus.

We have supported Alcoa’s organizational development efforts across the company, focusing on several high impact projects that include: an assessment of human elements of the Alcoa Business System (a Toyota Production System model); an assessment of strategic service needs for the Future of IT; and team development and change process interventions for a company-wide implementation of the Oracle global electronic business system.

Their investments in the business have paid off well. Alcoa was Fortune’s 2004 America’s Most Admired Company, Industry Champion–Ranked #1.