Lean Transformation.

The technologies, methods and skills required to run a modern business are evolving at a breakneck pace, making it increasingly difficult for leaders to keep all stakeholders satisfied.

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Lean Transformation.

The technologies, methods and skills required to run a modern business are evolving at a breakneck pace, making it increasingly difficult for leaders to keep all stakeholders satisfied.

Why Lean Transformation?

In many cases, the new wave of technologies, methods and skills required, coupled with increasing competition, have necessitated a reduction in the management ranks, which in turn creates gaps in processes, capabilities, information, and performance. The first group of people to notice and become affected by these gaps are your customers.

Our Lean Transformation programme will help you to articulate and communicate a ‘value-driven purpose’ that engages the hearts and minds of all stakeholders. We will help you develop a capability within the organisation to change and adapt – a capability that will impact the continuous improvement skills of every employee and the coaching skills of every leader.

Together we will examine and improve your core processes, business development, design, supply chain, order fulfillment, after-sales, and all supporting processes. Most importantly, we will develop a management system that tracks all-important work and metrics and makes that performance visible to all. And finally, we will implement a continuous improvement process to ensure powerful, sustainable progress

Lean Transformation is a programme that develops a continuous improvement capability in an organisation with the goal of maximising the value produced for the customer. Put simply, lean creates more customer value, often described in terms of waste removal or waste reduction.

Contact us to see if you are eligible for funding and discuss how our programmes can help your organisation to be more efficient, effective, and collaborative.

Every Lean Transformation programme we deliver is bespoke depending on the needs of each organisation. These programmes usually consist of several smaller phases of work that each look at a different aspect of the organisation, working in synergy to deliver powerful, sustainable results.
These phases of work can include some or all of the following modules:
  • 6s & Workplace Organisation
    Of the foundational tools and approaches associated with Lean implementation, 6S workplace organisation is probably the most widely known and, arguably, the most often misapplied. Oftentimes companies attempt to implement 6S on their own and their efforts deteriorate into imposed processes. Housekeeping becomes the objective with exclusive emphasis on audits to maintain standards.
  • Standard Work
    Standard Work establishes precise procedures to make products in the safest, easiest, and most effective way using current technologies. Standard Work is most efficient method to deliver a product or service at a balanced flow to achieve the desired output rate. It breaks down the work into elements, which are sequenced, organised, and followed repeatedly.
  • Tiered Management System
    An organisation’s sustained success is dependent on continuous monitoring of its performance to ensure business goals are achieved. The LBS Tiered Management System provides a systemic integrated problem solving ecosystem, ensuring problems are continuously being resolved at all levels of the organisation by the appropriate people.
  • Process Mapping
    Process Mapping visually shows the steps of an activity and the people who are involved in carrying out each step. The mapping of the process enables groups of workers involved in certain functions to visualise their work and discuss all steps required to complete certain tasks. The result of process mapping is a reduction in the time and resources required to complete tasks.
  • Energy Management
    Reducing or eliminating excess usage allows companies to reduce costs and increase competitiveness in an increasingly competitive market. Having a robust Energy Management Policy allows you to identify wastes and inefficiencies and continually improve your energy performance. At LBS we will support you in creating and improving your Energy Management systems to foster energy savings, increase performance and reduce your emissions.
  • Sales & Operations Planning
    Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is primarily a business management process. The aim of S&OP is to ensure all business functions are aligned to balance supply and demand, delivering a continuous competitive advantage to the organisation. It requires cross-organisational collaboration to create detailed forecasts for predicted sales and the certainty that the necessary resources are in place.
  • Operational Excellence Benchmarking
    Understanding the current state is necessary before embarking on any change programme. Our Benchmark Model is a best-in-class model for companies to measure themselves in areas of Organisational Excellence, providing an agreed level from which a change programme is designed.
  • Last Planner
    Instead focuses on the efficiency and quality of service provided to the client. With Lean Construction thinking embedded in your organisation, you can enhance value and reduce waste at all stages of the construction process. The Last Planner® System (LPS) creates more reliable project delivery, safer sites and shorter production schedules. Participants are taught through project simulations and real-life examples, introducing them to Lean thinking and the underlying principles.
  • Value Stream Mapping
    Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is used by organisations to define, analyse and optimise the information/materials flow essential to the whole production process. VSM includes both value-adding steps and non-value-adding steps from the customer’s standpoint. The main purpose of Value Stream Mapping is to help managers and team leaders build and perfect the flow of work and to minimise the use of resources required to deliver the work.
  • Total Preventative Maintenance
    Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM) is a company-wide, team-based effort to build quality into equipment and to improve productivity by reducing the time lost due to breakdowns. The implementation of a TPM program creates a shared responsibility for equipment that encourages greater involvement by plant floor workers. In the right environment this can be very effective in improving productivity.
  • Strategy Implementation
    A strategy is a framework for making decisions about the future direction of an organisation. Choosing the appropriate strategy takes account of the internal and external influences on an organisation and leverages the organisation’s unique process and capabilities to deliver a competitive advantage. To be successful, strategy implementation requires planning and execution skills with clear communication.
  • Leader Standard Work
    Leader Standard Work is the daily routine tasks of the leaders in an organisation that can be standardised. It is a set of actions, tools, and behaviours that are incorporated into the daily activities of leaders at all levels. LSW introduces efficiency of time and focus across the leadership team. Leader Standard Work reinforces the requirement for standardisation as part of any business transformation.
  • White Belt
    Participants who undertake the Lean Awareness course are provided with an overview of fundamental Lean thinking and the context for further engagement with Lean. White Belt training introduces the concept of Continuous Improvement which lies at the core of Lean Transformation and provides an introduction to 6-S and Workplace Organisation, the basis for all process improvement.
  • Yellow Belt
    Problem-solving is one of the key factors to successful Lean implementation; sustaining a Lean transformation requires continuous problem-solving by everyone in the organisation. In the context of Continuous Improvement, it is a never-ending process. Yellow Belt Training includes a suite of problem-solving tools which can be employed to increase profitability, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Green Belt
    To remain competitive, companies need to be relentless in their efforts to eliminate waste from their businesses. Better internal Lean and problem-solving capability supports the waste removal effort and nurtures a culture of Continuous Improvement. The Lean Green Belt training course provides highly experienced training coupled with project mentoring to optimise the knowledge transfer from teacher to student. The course contains relevant case studies, examples and exercises which are tailored to participants’ areas of focus. The course training and project mentoring can be delivered online or on site.
  • Black Belt
    Leading Operational Excellence is our Black Belt offering and is suitable for experienced senior managers and executives wishing to gain a deep understanding of Continuous Improvement. Participants will build on their existing Lean skillset and successfully develop the capabilities required to lead their organisation’s business transformation. The course fuses an improvement in underlying processes with the capability development and leadership of people within an organisation.

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