Business Transformation

How Do You Make Change Your Constant?

Business Transformation

If there’s one thing that you can predict – it’s that business today is unpredictable. Disruptive technologies, globalisation and varying economic cycles are part of the new world of business, and existing operational and organisational models no longer deliver the value you as an owner or shareholder demand. How do you turn this into a positive to find your way to Better?

More than ever before, we need to evolve to be successful. Smart companies know this and are transforming each day, and getting Better through it. Even if you hold the lead in the market – evolution has to be a part of your winning business strategy.

“Business excellence is achievable. Each company is unique. LBS Partners’ 6 Phase Transformation Framework drives sustainable change by aligning strategic goals with business objectives and company culture.”

A Better Solution

Effective business transformation takes a holistic approach – embracing a comprehensive change in strategy, operating model, organisation, people, and processes. LBS Partners’ Transformation Framework is designed to deliver real sustainable operational and organisational change over 6 distinct phases:

Our 6-Phase Transformation Programme

Gaining a clear understanding of your  current business model and the pain points experienced. Phase 1
Initiation
Phase 2
Alignment and Implementation
To ensure a clear strategy, our Strategy Deployment workshop helps management align the roles and responsibilities of all internal functions with the strategic goals of the company.
Employees are given training and mentoring in advanced problem solving, and Lean tools and methodologies – growing their skill set as part of the Lean 6 Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt training programmes. Phase 3
Embedding the Learning
Phase 4
Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
8 Separate areas of waste are identified and clear projects to remove them, are initiated.
A focus on helping everyone perform Better – individually and as a team – across your company. We use an 11-module competency-based People Development Programme to cultivate  people skills in line with your business strategy. Phase 5
Culture of Continuous Improvement
Phase 6
Sustainability
Regular monitoring of substantial benefits and savings enjoyed – to ensure sustainability and long-term improvement.

Transformation in action

A leading European food processing company needed to boost its competitiveness – and saw that improving its operational process was key. The company also understood that to sustain any improvements made, a change in the culture was necessary: transforming the company became a business imperative.

How we implemented Better

The Business Transformation was led by the senior management team in the company and supported by LBS Partners. The programme concentrated on two key deliverables: Process Improvement and People Development.

The first phase of the Business Transformation was to introduce standard processes in boning halls. A Visual Management Programme saw the introduction of PIT boards, to make the work more visible, and improve daily performance. To make the workplace safe and conducive to repeatable and productive work, an extensive 6 Sigma programme was deployed. The development of Standard Work ensured a ‘one best way’ to carry out any process in the company. These standard processes were shared across the company.

To sustain the operational benefits, a programme was implemented to develop the people identified as capable of performing the improved processes. The management team and supervisors undertook the Lean For Leaders training. The transfer of knowledge was undertaken through a number of Green and Yellow Belt training courses. A variety of improvement projects were delivered out of the training. Coaching was delivered on specific projects and also on the development of processes.

Going forward, LBS Partners continues to work with the company to support the ongoing development of their operational and organisational models.

What got Better?

  • Increased outputs, and a return on investments.
  • Increased delegation and acceptance of responsibility.
  • Improved sharing of best practice across sites and understanding the ‘one best way’ ethic.
  • Clearer and more productive communication between operation and support functions.
  • Significant improvement in KPIs due to cost reductions, greater capacity and better productivity.