Date Added: Jul 2009
RWE npower is a leading energy company in the UK. RWE npower relies on its engineers taking appropriate and timely decisions at all levels. The company encourages all employees to become involved in decision-making. An example of this is the 'Strategic Spare Parts Project'. The project was initially set up by RWE npower's parent company RWE, as a strategy to minimise the risk of supply failure. npower Cogen, one part of RWE npower's business, is responsible for implementing this strategy in the UK. The project aims to improve availability of vital spare parts for equipment to reduce plant availability costs. This case study explores the way in which RWE npower delegates' responsibility to extend the capabilities of its employees.