We help clients transform their organization into an organization in which continual improvement is second nature for everyone, everywhere and everyday. We don’t implement Lean; we help you think and apply Lean thinking in the initiatives that your business needs to better serve your customers and improve your returns.
We help analyze your challenges, co-develop and help deploy your Lean vision and strategy, build-up an autonomous organization, define programs and initiatives, and — most importantly — we help actually making it work successfully, together with you and your teams!
The mere introduction of methods, tools and techniques is not sufficient to encourage an organization to adopt a true continual improvement mindset. Also, continuously initiating improvement projects is different from true continual improvement.
Continual improvement requires more than only attention for tools; it demands intensive attention for the mindset, attitude and behavior of everyone. We coach and challenge the organization at each level to think and act differently to ensure sustainable and continually better performance. And we do so on your shop floor, facing the same challenges as you do, shoulder-by-shoulder.
The development of the appropriate competencies and skill level is a crucial element in the creation of autonomy which is at the heart of continual improvement. This is not only true for specific Lean methods, tools and techniques, but also for the operational management skills of team leaders, first line supervisors and unit managers. Or even the way in which larger Lean or Operational Excellence initiatives are shaped, led and supported.
We develop and deliver in-house training and coaching programs tailored to your situation and help you set up internal Lean academies or universities. And we help shaping your Lean deployment.
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July 26, 2016
Muri and Mura: Kingman’s Seven Lessons
July 12, 2016
Respect for People: Lean’s Forgotten Third Pillar?
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Anchoring Improvement: Six Lessons from the Sea
June 13, 2016
Using Rubrics to Assess Your Lean Progress
May 30, 2016
Delivering upon the Promise of Kanban
April 24, 2016
Improving Flow: Selling “Level Selling”
February 5, 2016
Sorry, but Lean is about Cost Reduction
January 25, 2016
Zero Defects is Not Unreasonable
November 19, 2015
Rob was instrumental in implementing Lean tools to re-organize flows in a large and complicated plant. He did it with a great ability to convince production and supply chain teams to change paradigms. Performance has clearly improved as a result.
President, Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products / Constellium
In the past 2 years I’ve been working with great pleasure with Rob. Rob is NOT the kind of guy who tells you what you can read for yourself, BUT he IS the one who has done it for himself. That’s why he’s such a great mountain guide. Knowing where the top is and how to reach it, he challenges us and guides us to climb this Lean mountain, every day, step by step.
Rob worked with us in developing and implementing Lean Management in the outbound supply chain. His excellent knowledge and broad experience in this area helped us to tailor-make a concept which really fitted the needs of our organization. As Rob works closely together with the people and during the implementation – constantly challenging – he was clearly a cornerstone of the whole change management process. He always delivered what he promised with down-to-earth approaches and full of inspiration and support.
Head of Supply Chain Center Latin America / Covestro
Rob is a very energetic and driven person with an in depth knowledge of Lean. This is the reason why Rob was contracted to assist with the kick off and introduction to a Lean culture. His knowledge of the subject and the industry is a good combination and the fact that Rob can find the important balance between theory and practice, made our project successful. Expect a person with solid knowledge, high energy and a drive to push your organisation towards a Lean culture.