Over the last five years, we have been supporting one of Europe’s largest utility companies to implement a multi-site/organisation-wide Lean programme. This paper shares how this organisation built both Leadership and Lean Capability throughout their organisation, as well as how the transformation programme has continued to deliver a return on investment.
Well, ok we may be a bit slow starting but I promise you that we have caught up fast. Over the past three years with the impact of COVID19 we have seen a significant shift in the way we all learn, we have become more comfortable with the use of technology in how we develop […]
I came in for a bit of teasing by a work colleague recently over my uneasiness with the term True North. We were working with a leadership community in a large automotive business, and he used the term True North, which brought about an obvious and over exaggerated wince from me which raised a few […]
Why Enterprise Excellence not Operational Excellence? At S A Partners, we believe that Lean and the philosophy of continuous improvement can and should be applied to all parts of the business, not just operations or manufacturing. In the same way, we also believe the approach is equally applicable to service and transactional processes. Operational Excellence […]
S A Partners are proud to support the Salvation Army in all the good work they do. At this time of year their work in helping the most vulnerable people in society is even more invaluable. The Salvation Army work in 131 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical […]
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 […]
If swimming 5k seems daunting, spare a thought for one of our partners, Juliette Packham, who swam this distance twice, one day after the other! Carrying on from her 12 week 50 mile charity swim from last year, she signed up for a bigger challenge just before Christmas; a triple 5km! But with a busy […]
Jeff Williams, Global Business Development Director & Head of the Food & Drink Sector for S A Partners, is travelling down-under to Australia next month to present at 2 high profile Food & Drink related events. The first is for the Business SA Food who deliver the Federal Government Entrepreneurs Programme and Food SA, based in […]
S A Partners support many charities, and we are proud to sponsor Cork Simon community, who are a fantastic organisation working in solidarity with men and women who are homeless in Cork, offering housing and support on their journey back to independent living. As well as financial sponsorship, John Quirke, our Irish MD and head of […]
As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy, we support a number of local communities and charitable organisations. In 2017, we are pleased to announce that one of our team will be providing mentoring support for local businesses and start-ups in the Powys, Wales. This service is provided as part of the Welsh Government […]
Breaking News for January 2017 The UK Life Sciences sector is being prioritised under the Industrial Strategy Green Paper issued by the government in January 2017. Work is commencing on a new strategy to make the UK the best place in the world to invest in life sciences. The Green Paper states that the UK […]
Until recent years ‘Hagar’ J P Hatchard was a Commando Helicopter pilot in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and also the Army Air Corps. Since leaving the Services he has grown the Hatchard Group considerably via property developments, restoration and new build housing, along with other related business activities.
With clear detail, an abundance of practical examples, and a cohesive explanation from start to finish, Toyota Kata gives executives and managers at any level actionable routines of thought and behavior that produce superior results and sustained competitive advantage.