LEAN
BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

Continuously improve the performance of your people and the quality of your products and services
to ensure you consistently meet your customers’ expectations while improving your bottomline.

LEAN
BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

Continuously improve the performance of your people and the quality of your products and services
to ensure you consistently meet your customers’ expectations while improving your bottomline.

Lean Consulting

Improve your productivity and make things Flow

Lean

Struggling to get better results?

Is your company finding that delivering products or your service is harder than it should be? Perhaps the level of late deliveries is going up rather than coming down and delivery lead times are excessive compared to your competition? Maybe you are producing extra stock just to try and get round the losses from poor quality or excess stock sitting on your shelves?

For many organisations, the 1st sign of real trouble is when the profit line erodes or disappears, by which point it may be too late to really do what you need to do. For others it is the loss of that critical customer that you have continuously failed to deliver for or that the quality you are delivering is no longer acceptable.

Invariably cost cutting kicks in and the company finds itself in a downward spiral trying to plug lots of gaps with ad hoc and unconnected steps to stem the problems. There is another way…

If you feel yourself nodding along to the above descriptions, then now is the time to start introducing some lean thinking into your company.

Move From Here

Profit3%
On Time Delivery48%
Quality Performance57%
Employee Productivity41%
Customer Satisfaction52%

To Here!

Profit10%
On Time Delivery95%
Quality Performance97%
Employee Productivity99%
Customer Satisfaction99%

A Lean Organisation Approach

When people talk about lean, they talk about taking out the waste in the organisation which of course is critical, but lean is so much more than just elimination of waste. It is more than just a jumbled set of tools that you use until you get things right.

By taking a lean approach to your organisation you can dramatically increase the flow of work through your organisation, driving down lead times and delivering sooner than your competition. Quality defects and problem areas become visible and easier to fix. Extra capacity, that you did not know you had, becomes available avoiding the need to invest in new equipment or resources. Your employees become more engaged and skilled at problem solving allowing them to find and fix issues that previously went unchecked.

Lean, is a way of thinking and a looking at things, that will be new to many if your organisation and this is the key to how we work with you to implement lean transformation for your organisation. We focus on two pillars of Lean, Respect for People and Continuous Improvement, you need both and they are not always what you think they are. We coach your leaders on the key elements of lean for them to be successful, on actually seeing the problems and enable them to work with their teams to develop the improvements that are right for your organisation

Our Lean Consultants have years of experience in a range of industries at multiple levels of the organisation that we can bring to your organisation. We are fluent in speaking both shop floor and board room language so that we can translate and help you connect the business. When we consult with you our focus is about enabling your employees by passing over the knowledge you to allow you to work independent of our lean consultants. That way, when we leave you, the continuous improvement activity carries on in a sustainable way, because it is now part of how you do business.

The Benefits of a Lean Approach

  • Choosing to take a lean approach means that you are choosing to communicate opening about how things are really going and the challenges that your organisation is facing.
  • With an organisation that fully aligned around the key targets and that knows what they need to do you will move quicker in the right direction to achieve your strategic goals, leaving the competition chasing second place.
  • A lean approach means that your entire team are enabled allow them to make the decisions on what to improve to help them and the business.
  • Taking a lean approach means that you have set new standards to work to. You have a perfect frame refrence for training your existing team and new team members on how you work, safely, more consistently and at higher quality.
  • With improved visual management and 5s, everything is in it's right place. People don't need to over reach, they don'thave to climb over things or risk tripping up. Safety becoems the 1st thing that is thought of in any improvement.
  • Choosing to take a lean approach means that you are choosing to take a scientific approach to how you operate your organisation. We help your teams understand the benefits of creating standards that can be measured, that are repeatable and that can be used to ensure that things happen the same way every time.
  • As lean consultants, we constantly challenge your teams to do better, the result is they become focused on developing and learning new ways of working to make jobs easier to perform and improve quality.
  • A lean approach means that we make things more visual, meaning that everyone can see how we are performing, if there is a problem, if the metrics are going up or down and we talk about them, every day.
  • Choosing to take a lean approach means that you can deliver what the customer needs in the quantities that they need it, faster and to a better quality than before.
  • Choosing to take a lean approach means you become a true partner to your customer.
  • Choosing to take a lean approach means that you are focused on truly understanding the needs of the customer, what they value and what they do not. By eliminating things that your customer does not value you spend less money and less time in your process further reducing costs.
  • Choosing to take a lean approach means that you are choosing to focus on reducing your work in progress to improve the flow through your business, improving your delivery performance to the customer and transforming your raw materials to sales faster.
  • Choosing to take a lean approach means you are focusing on building partnerships with suppliers to enable them to improve and to deliver what you need when you need it, reducing money tied up in raw materials.
  • A lean approach means that you focus on improving the flow in your organisation, removing the waste and barriers to turn a customer order into a delivered product in less time, leading to improved cashflows.
  • Choosing to take a lean approach means that you are choosing to communicate opening about how things are really going and the challenges that your organisation is facing.
  • With an organisation that fully aligned around the key targets and that knows what they need to do you will move quicker in the right direction to achieve your strategic goals, leaving the competition chasing second place.
  • A lean approach means that your entire team are enabled allow them to make the decisions on what to improve to help them and the business.
  • Taking a lean approach means that you have set new standards to work to. You have a perfect frame reference for training your existing team and new team members on how you work, safely, more consistently and at higher quality.
  • With improved visual management and 5s, everything is in its right place. People do not need to overreach; they do not have to climb over things or risk tripping up. Safety becomes the 1st thing that is thought of in any improvement.
  • Choosing to take a lean approach means that you are choosing to take a scientific approach to how you operate your organisation. We help your teams understand the benefits of creating standards that can be measured, that are repeatable and that can be used to ensure that things happen the same way every time.
  • As lean consultants, we constantly challenge your teams to do better, the result is they become focused on developing and learning new ways of working to make jobs easier to perform and improve quality.
  • A lean approach means that we make things more visual, meaning that everyone can see how we are performing, if there is a problem, if the metrics are going up or down and we talk about them, every day.
  • Choosing to take a lean approach means that you can deliver what the customer needs in the quantities that they need it, faster and to a better quality than before.
  • Choosing to take a lean approach means you become a true partner to your customer.
  • Choosing to take a lean approach means that you are focused on truly understanding the needs of the customer, what they value and what they do not. By eliminating things that your customer does not value you spend less money and less time in your process further reducing costs.

  • Choosing to take a lean approach means that you are choosing to focus on reducing your work in progress and improving your quality which then improves the flow through your business, improving your delivery performance to the customer and transforming your raw materials to sales faster.
  • Choosing to take a lean approach means you are focusing on building partnerships with suppliers to enable them to improve and to deliver what you need when you need it, reducing money tied up in raw materials.

Our approach

Simplify the complex and make things Practical

approach

Unlocking Growth and Developing Your People

Working side by side with your leadership team and the shop floor alike our focus is to help you unlock the local knowledge already at your fingertips to help you transform how you do business. We will intentionally challenge your way of working and your status who to help you push your boundaries and grow your people, positioning you for stronger, sustained growth with a new lean mindset.
Our coaching approach is aimed at teaching you to do and to think for yourselves. We look to help build your leaders lean skills and look for them to train their team to embed that training.

Unlocking Growth and
Developing Your People

Working side by side with your leadership team and the shop floor alike our focus is to help you unlock the local knowledge already at your fingertips to help you transform how you do business.

We will intentionally challenge your way of working and your status who to help you push your boundaries and grow your people, positioning you for stronger, sustained growth with a new lean mindset.

Our coaching approach is aimed at teaching you to do and to think for yourselves. We look to help build your leaders lean skills and look for them to train their team to embed that training.

Plan

Plan
Understand the Direction
Understand the Gap
Understand the Challenges
Map the Steps to close the gaps
Communicate the Steps

Do

Do
Carry out the Coaching
Identify Ideas for Improvement
Agree Ownership of Ideas
Agree time frames to work with
Implement Actions to Test ideas

Check

Check
Check the outcomes of tests
Check new gaps
Assess the success
Identify the any new improvements

Adjust

Adjust
Review the changes
Implement any improvements
Document the processes
Standardise the new processes

Ready To Start Your Lean Journey?

Make a booking now and find out how we can help you Make Things, Better

Ready To Start Your Lean Journey?

Make a booking now and find out how we can help you Make Things, Better

Stand Alone Workshops

Expert Hands-on Training
With Practical Workshops

workshop

You may not need or be ready to start a full lean transformation. That is why we have created these standalone workshops to cover key elements of lean thinking. We can help you pick the workshops you need based on what you want to achieve. If you do not see what you need or are unsure just get in touch, we would be happy to help you figure things out.
5S

5S

5s is more than just good housekeeping it is about setting up your environment to be clear of what you don't need, to be efficient, repeatable and, of course, safe.
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Visual Management

Visual Management

Visual management is about making it 100% obvious about what to do, where to go, what's happening and how your tracking against the plan to name but a few.
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SMED (Change Overs)

SMED (Change Overs)

SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) is all about your change overs from one product to the next. The longer it takes the less you can make, so lets figure out how to speed it up.
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Toyota Kata

Toyota Kata

Toyota Kata is about using scientific thinking methods to get to your goal in small, achievable steps, learning what works, what doesn't and improving as you go.
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Ready To Start Your Lean Journey?

Make a booking now and find out how we can help you Make Things, Better

Ready To Start Your Lean Journey?

Make a booking now and find out how we can help you Make Things, Better