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Making it Happen: The Art of Strategy Deployment
Listen into this 10 minute overview of our latest popular webinar on strategy deployment.  Dr Keivan Zokaei shares insights into how to create tomorrow aggressively whilst running today successfully. To view this overview, please fill out the form details below and receive the overview link by email. If you have any issues, please email our [...]
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Effective Gemba Walks as part of leader standard work
This webinar looks at Gemba walk as a tool within a system, how Leader Standard Work (LSW) is the system, what’s is the purpose of the system LSW and what interactions or behaviours support the purpose & inform Gemba walks. To view this conference, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference [...]
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Driving Change in Financial Services Conference
View the latest conference which took place on the 4th December called Driving Change in Financial Services presented by Dr Keivan Zokaei of S A Partners and Dina Patel of S & P. To view this conference, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference link by email. If you have any [...]
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Bel UK and the BOOST Programme
Bel UK are over two years through their improvement journey with S A Partners, and have called this programme 'BOOST', and the intervention has been around Lean improvement and Strategy Deployment. In this video Michelle Bamford (Technical and Regulatory Manager at Fromageries Bel) and Esther Horsman (Head of Supply Chain at Fromageries Bel) briefly explains [...]
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World Wide Fruit CI Case Study Video
Senior team members of World Wide Fruit talk you through their successful Continuous Improvement Journey. The team talk you through the practicalities of implementing CI from the early stages, and how the improvement has lead to significant improvement in their operations. If youd like to find out how S A Partners can help your business, [...]
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Jeff’s Bloopers
Jeff Williams is a partner at S A Partners, and also the head of our Food & Drink sector. He's directed some fantastic CI interventions at clients all over the world who've provided excellent testimonials as a result, but occasionally things don't always go to plan. This was certainly the case during Jeff's recent filming [...]
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Food & Drink 2018 Video
2018 saw great results for all of our clients in the Food & Drink sector. The improvements gained will help towards planning for the uncertainty of Brexit, and what this may bring to the sector. Jeff Williams, Food & Drink Sector Head has produced a new sector video for 2018, and in it highlights the [...]
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S A Partners Launch Brand New Promotional Videos
S A Partners start the new financial year with two BRAND NEW promotional videos as part of our online advertising campaign. Video 1 (Left) 'Competence, Efficiency, Colleagues and Company' Video 2 (Right) 'Minimise Waste and Maximise Customer Results' More videos are on the way in alignment with; introductions to our various sectors, our Shingo Institute [...]
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Implementing a Successful Continuous Improvement Journey
Senior and Team Leaders of Musgrave Distribution Centre in Fonthill Ireland, look back at the past few years of their successful CI journey. They focus on health and safety, behaviours, purpose, standard work and leader standard work. The team talk you through the practicalities of implementing CI from the early stages, and how the culture [...]
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Continuous Improvement at Suez
This is a short video highlighting the CI journey so far for the Suez Environmental company.
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The background to Staying Lean, and Lean & Green Award Winning books.
This is the second episode of Dr. Toni Whitehead interview with Prof. Pauline Found. This goes over the story behind creating and releasing the Shingo prize winning book 'Staying Lean - Thriving, Not Just Surviving' which was co-authored with S A Partners very own Prof. Peter Hines. Find out more about the book here: sapartners.com/staying-lean-thriving-just-surviving/ [...]
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Chris Butterworth talks about his award winning TEC Talk
Chris Butterworth talks about his award winning TEC Talk Chris has delivered his popular Talk – Profitable Growth Through Lean Thinking - to 43 TEC groups in Australia and New Zealand in the last 3 years. TEC is an international membership network providing leadership mentoring and business coaching to CEOs and executives. In 2014 he [...]
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Continuous Improvement at Cogent Inc., the Full Case Study
Cogent Power Inc, the Full CI Case Study This hour long video explores the Continuous Improvement journey started at Cogent more than 10 years ago and examines the different elements of the Lean Business Model, and how it was implemented in the organisation. It covers the following 1. Ron Harper, CEO of Cogent Power - Discusses strategy [...]
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Latest Research in Lean Thinking
Dr Toni Whitehead of S A Partners, interviews Prof. Pauline Found about the 2016 European Lean Educator's Conference and learns about the latest academic research into Lean Thinking.
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Benefits of the Lean and Sustainable Consortium
Members of The Lean and Sustainable Consortium attended The Boardroom in the Home House Hotel, London, to discuss Lean and Sustainable strategies. Previously they attended the award winning organisation Vaillant for a practical exploration of current Lean practices. Proprietors and directors of companies from all around the world talk you through how the consortium has [...]
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Toll Group, a retail Case Study
In this video, Staff at the Toll Group explain what working life is like now Lean has been implemented in the orgainsation
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Safmarine Workshop Outputs
Staff at Safmarine chat through the outputs delivered from the in-house lean workshop
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How to Implement Lean/CI Successfully – Jeff Williams
In this video, Jeff Williams is at a major food retailer's conference, and explains what real Lean is, how it needs to be implemented, and why it often fails. This is a great snapshot into the implementation of Lean, and the components that drive successful strategies. Jeff has also written a short paper on sustainable [...]
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Cogent Power Inc, a Journey to Perfection
Ron Harper, President of Cogent Power Inc talks about his company's 10 year lean journey with S A Partners
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Dwr Cymru start their Lean role out

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 […]

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Lean Training Summary
Here Dr Donna Samuel talks through the different levels of Lean training, and the level of work required to achieve each level.
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Lean Consortium Visit Award Winners Vaillant
Being a member of the Lean and Sustainable Consortium will enable organisations to share and experience some of the best CI practices that have been developed to-date, and has allowed members to visit various award winning member-sites and learn how others have developed and implemented their CI road maps. It provides you the opportunity to collaborate with [...]
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Learn Share Grow at Aimia Foods
This is a short insight into the Learn Share Grow workshop based on Prof. Peter Hines book, which was held at Aimia Foods.
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Argos, a Retail Case Study
This case study undertaken at Argos, shows how lean has improved the dispatch warehouse.
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Shingo Discover Excellence Student Feedback
Here we have some attendee feedback of the S A Partners Shingo Discover Excellence workshop, with this one held at Shingo Medallion winners Vale. Find out more about Shingo, or why not book onto one of our Shingo Workshops.
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What is the Lean Business System?
Here Prof. Peter Hines chats through the Lean Business System, and how we use it for Continuous Improvement implementation.
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Why an organisation should implement TPM
In this video, Peter Willmott explains how a typical shift would pan out without Total Productive Maintenance being practiced.
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Cycle 4 of the TPM process
Cycle 4 of the TPM process
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The 11 Step TPM Process, Cycle 1 – 3
This video takes you through cycle 1 – 3 of the 11 step TPM process.
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Shingo Discover Excellence at Black Diamond
Here we have some footage of the Shingo Discover Excellence workshop undertaken by Prof. Peter Hines and John Quirke of S A Partners while they attended the Shingo Conference in Utah earlier this year. The workshop was held at Black Diamond, a world leading manufacturer of mountaineering equipment, and also based in Utah. The Shingo [...]
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Cogent Power Case Study
Ron Harper, President of Cogent Power Inc, talks about how S A Partners helped Cogent Power implement a sustainable culture of CI within the organisation.
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Definition of TPM by Peter Willmott
Peter Willmott gives his definition of what Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is, how its implemented and what it can do for an organisation.
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Strategy Deployment at Vale Refinery
Prof Peter Hines chats to Mike Cox on Strategy Deployment at Vale Refinery, and how operations have changed as a result.
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Accolade Wines Case Study
This is a case study of Accolade Wines explaining how they moved from a Push Lean system, to a Pull Lean one. Peter Hines interviews Richard Lloyd (general manager) at the end of the case study.
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