Jeff Williams, Business Develpment Director, is pleased to announce that Greenyard Fresh UK has been awarded Lean Gold Validation which recognises the organisational transformation and continuous improvement in the Greenyard Fresh UK business through our Food & Drink sector work. Jeff Williams said of the award: “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with […]
S A Partners are pleased to congratulate Panalpina on their recent Shingo Award for Operational Excellence. This particular award goes to DSV Panalpina Logistics and Manufacturing facility in Sorocaba, near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The facility topped the scores of the Shingo examiners who focus on the degree to which the Shingo Model are evident in the behaviour […]
This banking institution embarked upon a focused continuous improvement programme aimed at working towards Enterprise Excellence. Having already been on a Lean journey, it was recognised that many of these elements were already in place, so the key focus of this programme would be to strengthen and develop the systems and behaviours across the business […]
A European site of a Global Pharmaceutical blue-chip organisation wished to refocus its continuous improvement programmes to enable site wide cultural change. S A Partners assisted with a detailed analysis of current state at all levels of the organisation using a holistic Enterprise Excellence Benchmark Assessment Tool, and an implementation framework that used our Leadership Development […]
Having adopted a ‘Reliability Centered Maintenance’ strategy for operations management and assets, this utility company realised that this limited ‘Lean’ improvement approach was not embedding across the whole organisation. They wanted a more holistic approach to culture change and integration. Capability Development Programme integrated with improvement projects: This case study looks at how an improvement […]
The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2017 Shortlist includes a number of our clients. We would like to congratulate all nominated companies and look forward to this prestigious awards event which our Head of Food & Drink – Jeff Williams, and Head of Retail & Distribution, Richard Lynch will attend in London on November 1st. For […]
We would like to congratulate Cardiff University and clients, Panalpina as they are included as an industry ’best practice’ in the National Centre for Universities and Business 2017 State of Relationship report about university and business. Our client, Panalpina, is one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions. Panalpina combines air freight and […]
Cranswick Plc is a multi award winning company which started back in the 1970’s from a group of farmers who were inspired by the simple idea – you get what you put in. Today, Cranswick are one of the largest food producers in Britain with around 5000 employees. Employee engagement is a fundamental element of […]
This months podcast interview is with Ben Evans, who is the Process Improvement Manager at SSE plc (a utilities company based in Cardiff). Ben previously worked as a Lean Specialist and Programme Manager at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and prior to that worked for the Lloyds Banking Group. We Learn about his Lean Competency System […]
S A Partners have very close ties with both Cardiff University and Panalpina and a number of us are Cardiff University Alumni members. We are therefore delighted to congratulate Panalpina on their recent double success at the Cardiff University Innovation & Impact Awards. We would like to especially mention Andy Lahy – Global Head of […]
In this new monthly feature we interview a Lean advocate who has travelled along a personal Lean learning journey. It covers when they first learned about Lean Thinking, what happened next and how their career has changed. In this month’s edition we focus upon Phil Shelley, Lean Enterprise Director, Becketts Foods, ‘Meat & Poultry Manufacturer of […]
Dwr Cymru see their Lean programme as critical for them to meet the challenges ahead for the organisation and their customers. By creating a culture of continuous improvement, it will enable them to think about how to make tomorrow better than today. Over the coming months and years, Lean will be rolled out across the […]
S A Partners work with a number of high profile Aerospace and Defence companies in the UK and internationally. Programmes include performance improvement, ‘CI Coach’ capability development and Leadership development programmes.
This month’s Food & Drink case focus looks at what’s been happening in this sector, especially case studies and guest speaker engagements carried out by the sector head Jeff Williams.
A brand new case study has been published highlighting the benefits achieved by our Australian and NZ based group at Airbus.
In this months podcast feature, we interview Maria Pia Caraccia who is the Regional Logistics Continuous improvement Manager for the America’s at Panalpina. When did you first learn about Lean Thinking? My first contact with lean thinking was a long time ago while I was still in University. Back then I learnt theoretical concepts and as […]
S A Partners are working with a number of high profile companies in the Aerospace & Defence sectors. In particular, we work on Lean Academy and Coaching Programmes. Our experienced consultants deliver the training and coaching, accredited to the Cardiff University Lean Competency System (LCS) and an internationally renowned Leadership offering.
S A Partners are engaged in a number of strategic and exciting enterprise excellence and capability development programmes within the Aerospace and Defence sector. The sector is led by Robin Jaques , Partner at S A Partners.