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Carlisle Operating System


Introduction to the Carlisle Operating System (COS)

The Carlisle Operating System (COS) is our business strategy to attain sustained exceptional results. It is how we create greater value for our customers and stakeholders. It guides how we work, solve problems, and improve.

Results are delivered through a standard leadership system for innovation and continuous improvement, leading to a competitive advantage.

The operating system:

  • Is founded on respect and engagement of our people, accountability, transparency, and data-driven decision making.
  • Creates the environment for innovation and learning.
  • Develops organizational capability and capacity.
  • Is based on lean and variation reduction principles and tools, project management, and development of people.

People: Valued, engaged, learning, multi-skilled and agile, COS knowledgeable, problem solving, value orientation, working as a team without functional boundaries. Focused on better every day.

Process: All work is accomplished through a process. Improvement is possible in every process. Information and material flow with minimal lead-time and waste.

Productivity: Growth in sales exceeds growth in cost. The right level of resources (material, people, equipment) in the right place at the right time.