We are delighted to announce that we have our first successful Master Lean Coach for 2018 – Malcolm Watson – Group Lean Manager at ABP Beef. This is a rare achievement indeed. Those who seek to achieve the Cardiff University Lean Competency System Level 2b – Master Lean Coach certification are few and far between. […]
For us and our clients who participate on our Lean Competency System (LCS) accredited ‘learning by doing’ programmes – the value comes from the depth of benefits gained from the learning experience, and sustainable capability that is developed within the teams and individuals on the programme. It’s not about the LCS Certification and Badge – […]
The Lean and Sustainable Consortium provides you the platform to learn faster than your opposition, and you can view the video to see how it provides your organisation that competitive edge.
To follow on from the end of the 6 Nations rugby competition, congratulations to England by the way, I have used the 8 wastes we all know so well, and applied to the good game of rugby.
The glamour of being a consultant travelling the world is not all what it seems to be you know, and here’s why travelling can be stressful. This week I set off for a journey to Mexico:
Last month we highlighted Prof Peter Hines, S A Partners Chairman, who is a world renowned leader in his field, who delivers speeches at events around the world.
Lean improvement initiatives that focus on cost savings are destined to come unstuck. Why? Because it is extremely difficult to justify that these improvements have had a real effect on business financial performance.
The Master in Lean & Green Supply Chains of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) is a joint initiative of a UPM team, led by Prof. Joaquín Fuentes-Pila, and Dr. Keivan Zokaei
I recently ran a lean simulation for 350 people-32 sessions, I could not find anyone who wanted to plan or anyone who was willing to work in a team, everybody was picking up bricks and building solutions- great enthusiasm but no structure. The discipline of PDCA is fast becoming a lost art.
We are what I believe to be a successful and forward-thinking manufacturing business. We’ve been implementing our own form of CI over the past two years with good results; we spent a lot of time researching successful lean implementations in other organisations before we began our journey and believe that we profited from that investment.
S A Partners have recently teamed up with the Continued Professional Development (CPD) certification service to offer CPD accreditation to sit alongside our existing Lean Competency System (LCS) and Shingo Institute accreditations.
5s is a great tool, but if it isn’t implemented correctly, it will almost always fail.
How many times have you heard “we are implementing 5s and we are up to the second’s” what does that mean?
What is the Value of the GEMBA walk by a manager in an organisation? Some perceive it as essential, some perceive it as not so essential.
12 questions on how you can improve processes in your organisation
A team has a problem implementing 5s, find out how Kevin Eyre would solve the problem and get things back on track!
Don’t let consultants sell you tools, make them work with you to develop systems, systems that will deliver your results….leave the tools in the box until we need them.
Customer Mr Parker a senior purchasing manager from a leading welsh automotive company is going to London for a conference on the benefits of big picture mapping. His expectations for the course is nice buffet, a new pen, have had a nice little jolly and be home in time for Eastenders. Mr Parker not one […]
Listen to this podcast recorded by the Food Manufacture website where Jeff, food & drink sector head, explains how organisations should implement continuous improvement on a sustained basis
S A Partners were delighted to award Lean Academy certificates to delegates at Cultech following the successful completion of training and improvement projects funded by the Food and Drink programme.
Drs. Keivan Zokaei and Donna Samuel have been networking with The B Team to explain the huge opportunities enjoyed by companies who have embraced lean and green. They are delighted to announce that one of Dr Zokaei’s articles has now been published as a blog in the Huffington Post.
The Lean Toolbox 4th Edition, the Essential Guide to Lean Transformation’ is written for practitioners and for students, and is the extensively revised version of the best selling ‘The New Lean Toolbox’.
All material in the book has been ‘field tested’ by exposure to service professionals and executive programmes. A feature of the book is that it integrates several approaches rather than advocating a particular approach.
The first of the five traditional lean principles probably remains the most elusive. Many companies, who are deeply embroiled in lean and continuous improvement, fail to put sufficient effort into understanding value in the eyes of their customers.
Lean Awareness training have taught Matt and Stuart the principles of lean thinking and an approach to problem-solving that will enable them to drive lean improvement within their
Jonny Wilkinson writes ‘One of the most appealing things about sport is the way it fulfils your natural desire to get better. For me, sport has always been about a search for more’. One of the ways I achieve the mindset is to follow the Japanese concept of Kaizen
Lean Thinking by Womack and Jones (1996) has undoubtedly played an important role in the lean movement over the past few decades.