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The Insights Podcast – Continuous Improvement in Utilities with Megan James
Megan James speaks to SA Partners Mat Jackson on his experience of deploying and sustaining operational excellence within the utilities sector. Understand why continuous improvement is needed now more than ever today within the sector, and how the approach can and should be adapted to fit the unique needs of the sector. For more information [...]
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LEADER STANDARD WORK & GEMBA WALKS
Gemba walks and Leader Standard Work (LSW) have the power to transform organizational culture. Done well, they ensure a presence and engagement with managers and leaders at every tier of the organization. We support organisations on their journey to enterprise excellence and sustainable business results. Our belief is that true enterprise excellence can only be [...]
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Reimagine & Refocus Conference
This Reimagine & Refocus conference looked at the following: Sustaining EBIT Approach with Robin Jaques, SA Partners & J Frank Holmes, Gambit Corporate Finance Management Motivation & Remuneration Structures with Steve Berry, Acuity Law Growth/Succession Planning with J Frank Holmes, Gambit Corporate Finance Panel Discussion & Questions Conclusion To view this conference, please fill out [...]
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Moving from Operational to Enterprise Excellence

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 […]

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Webinar: Future of CI in a Changing World: Panel Discussion with Dr Keivan Zokaei & Guests
Join Keivan Zokaei and his guests from the world of Lean & CI for a panel discussion on the future of Continuous Improvement. We have seen remarkable changes happen within the last few months, with companies drastically changing how they operate. Our panel will consider what this means for Continuous Improvement & Lean deployment both [...]
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Webinar: Creating a Roadmap with Virtual Teams
Creating an assessment that can be rolled out and managed virtually will support your organisation to measure and drive improvement and change. Join Gary Griffiths to hear how we can now leverage technology to improve how and when we undertake benchmarks and assessments and how we can deploy the roadmap successfully in a virtual world. [...]
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Webinar: Creating a Roadmap for Enterprise Excellence
Join us for this webinar with 'Staying Lean" Author and Industry expert Gary Griffiths to gain inspiration on how to build and undertake a Enterprise Excellence Assessment across multiple sites. Gary will also explore how this will help you develop your roadmap for the future. To view this webinar, please fill out the form details [...]
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Southern Manufacturing Conference Downloads
Please find below the presentaions delivered at the Southern Manufacturing Conference.  If you have any quesitons please contact Ailsa Carson Conferece Slides 1 to Share Download Presentation 1Conferece Slides 2 to Share Download Presentation 2Download the full Award winning book 'Staying Lean'. Download the full publicationBest Practise and World Class Manufacturing Download this presentation
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Gaining true commitment to the revised 91XX series of standards webinar
Webinar PresentationTo view the webinar presentation given on the day, use the download link provided. The presentation is in PDF format Download this presentation In this webinar hosted by Megan James, Robin and Leigh will share their experiences deploying quality and enterprise excellence systems within industry and discuss: Going beyond conformance: Discover how to meet [...]
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London FS Conference Presentation Downloads
For those that recently attended our FS conference in London, we are providing the presentations given on the day as a download in PDF format. In the conference we shared how you can drive and sustain business change, deliver operational excellence and more importantly create a company culture that supports and sustains improvement. K. Zokaei [...]
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Supporting the Salvation Army

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 […]

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Presentation Download
For those that recently attended our workshop at Shingo FS conference in Chicago, “Why Financial Services Needs to Consider a Fresh Approach to Transformation”, we are providing the presentation as a download in PDF format. In the conference we shared how you can drive and sustain business change, deliver operational excellence and more importantly create [...]
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Panalpina Logistics Brazil Win Prestigious Shingo Award for Operational Excellence

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 […]

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Swimming for Marie Curie

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 […]

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Lean Thinkers for our Ireland Operations
We are recruiting Lean Thinkers for our Ireland region. If you have the relevant experience across multiple sectors and you have what it takes to make a real difference please contact us via the form below. No Canvassers. We are recruiting We have been growing our consultancy business in Ireland using our proven Lean improvement [...]
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Jeff Williams ‘on tour’ in Australia  

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 […]

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S A Partners supporting Cork Simon Community

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 […]

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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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Webinar: Engage your Colleagues on Lean
Being a ‘lean business’ isn’t the result of a single initiative or project, it requires a business culture aligned with constant improving to reap long term benefits. To do this, you need to keep colleagues across all levels of the business engaged around your lean journey & culture. In this short webinar, SA Partners’ Jeff [...]
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New Shingo Examiner on the S A Partners Team
Congratulations to John Quirke , Partner and Head of our Life Sciences sector who has been accepted to become an Examiner for the Shingo Institute. He now joins our three other examiners who are Prof. Peter Hines, Simon Grogan and Chris Butterworth. This is a great achievement following a challenging application and approval procedure, overseen by the Shingo Examiner’s [...]
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Aerospace & Defence Magazine
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Webinar: The Core to Sustainable High End Lean
Citing research from his forthcoming book Peter Hines will provide a framework that will help you understand what core operating systems you will need to develop for sustainable High End Lean. Not to be missed if you want to reach the higher echelons of lean! You can also join Prof. Peter Hines’s at his Masterclass which will [...]
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Business Mentoring in the Community

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 […]

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Applying TPM to different Sectors & their specific Production Facilities
Welcome to the 7th issue of our Total Productive Maintenance series. In Articles 3 through to 6 we described the SA Partners Enterprise Excellence Model centring on the 3 x P’s of Purpose, Process and People- which, through alignment, improvement and engagement, is capable of delivering sustainable business results as outcomes. In this issue we [...]
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UK Industrial Strategy for Life Science

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 […]

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S A Partners support ‘Homes for Heroes’

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.

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Toyota Kata : Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results

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.

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