Intro to SHINGO Workshop Australia

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Download the SHINGO Model Handbook

ShingoModelHandbook

Intro to SHINGO Workshop Australia

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Download the SHINGO Model Handbook

ShingoModelHandbook

Intro to SHINGO Workshop Australia

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Download the SHINGO Model Handbook

ShingoModelHandbook

Intro to SHINGO Workshop Australia

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Download the SHINGO Model Handbook

ShingoModelHandbook

Improvement Coach Green Belt – Australia

About this Course:

Practical focussed, interactive course focussed on providing enhanced problem-solving skills to solve moderately complex improvement projects and to deliver the intended business benefits. The course provides participants with the confidence to deliver change within the organisation that is measurable and sustainable.

The course also includes case study based activities to re-enforce the learning and give practical experience on apply the DMAIC tools.

 

The course has a strong transactional process flavour and focusses on the participants gaining the necessary skills to successfully deliver their improvement project.

Key Learning Outcomes:

Gain knowledge and develop skills in leading a project team using the DMAIC method and tools to improve processes, solve business problems and deliver sustainable benefits.

How to use the DMAIC methods and tools, and to apply them effectively to solve business benefits.

How to be an effective project team leader and facilitate project team members in the use of DMAIC tools

How to work effectivity with stakeholders and sponsors

Course Duration: 5 days equivalent – delivered over 12 x 3-hour module

Course Delivery: On-line using Microsoft Teams

 

Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements although we recommend that each participant attend training with an improvement project.

Certification:

Level – Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LCS 1c)

Accredited by – Lean Competency System

Requirements – attend all modules of training, pass on-line exam, provide 1 x project improvement report

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Improvement Coach Green Belt – Australia

About this Course:

Practical focussed, interactive course focussed on providing enhanced problem-solving skills to solve moderately complex improvement projects and to deliver the intended business benefits. The course provides participants with the confidence to deliver change within the organisation that is measurable and sustainable.

The course also includes case study based activities to re-enforce the learning and give practical experience on apply the DMAIC tools.

 

The course has a strong transactional process flavour and focusses on the participants gaining the necessary skills to successfully deliver their improvement project.

Key Learning Outcomes:

Gain knowledge and develop skills in leading a project team using the DMAIC method and tools to improve processes, solve business problems and deliver sustainable benefits.

How to use the DMAIC methods and tools, and to apply them effectively to solve business benefits.

How to be an effective project team leader and facilitate project team members in the use of DMAIC tools

How to work effectivity with stakeholders and sponsors

Course Duration: 5 days equivalent – delivered over 12 x 3-hour module

Course Delivery: On-line using Microsoft Teams

 

Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements although we recommend that each participant attend training with an improvement project.

Certification:

Level – Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LCS 1c)

Accredited by – Lean Competency System

Requirements – attend all modules of training, pass on-line exam, provide 1 x project improvement report

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Improvement Coach Green Belt – Australia

About this Course:

Practical focussed, interactive course focussed on providing enhanced problem-solving skills to solve moderately complex improvement projects and to deliver the intended business benefits. The course provides participants with the confidence to deliver change within the organisation that is measurable and sustainable.

The course also includes case study based activities to re-enforce the learning and give practical experience on apply the DMAIC tools.

 

The course has a strong transactional process flavour and focusses on the participants gaining the necessary skills to successfully deliver their improvement project.

Key Learning Outcomes:

Gain knowledge and develop skills in leading a project team using the DMAIC method and tools to improve processes, solve business problems and deliver sustainable benefits.

How to use the DMAIC methods and tools, and to apply them effectively to solve business benefits.

How to be an effective project team leader and facilitate project team members in the use of DMAIC tools

How to work effectivity with stakeholders and sponsors

Course Duration: 5 days equivalent – delivered over 12 x 3-hour module

Course Delivery: On-line using Microsoft Teams

 

Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements although we recommend that each participant attend training with an improvement project.

Certification:

Level – Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LCS 1c)

Accredited by – Lean Competency System

Requirements – attend all modules of training, pass on-line exam, provide 1 x project improvement report

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Improvement Coach Green Belt – Australia

About this Course:

Practical focussed, interactive course focussed on providing enhanced problem-solving skills to solve moderately complex improvement projects and to deliver the intended business benefits. The course provides participants with the confidence to deliver change within the organisation that is measurable and sustainable.

The course also includes case study based activities to re-enforce the learning and give practical experience on apply the DMAIC tools.

 

The course has a strong transactional process flavour and focusses on the participants gaining the necessary skills to successfully deliver their improvement project.

Key Learning Outcomes:

Gain knowledge and develop skills in leading a project team using the DMAIC method and tools to improve processes, solve business problems and deliver sustainable benefits.

How to use the DMAIC methods and tools, and to apply them effectively to solve business benefits.

How to be an effective project team leader and facilitate project team members in the use of DMAIC tools

How to work effectivity with stakeholders and sponsors

Course Duration: 5 days equivalent – delivered over 12 x 3-hour module

Course Delivery: On-line using Microsoft Teams

 

Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements although we recommend that each participant attend training with an improvement project.

Certification:

Level – Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LCS 1c)

Accredited by – Lean Competency System

Requirements – attend all modules of training, pass on-line exam, provide 1 x project improvement report

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Building your own Training Academy

Creating sustainable enterprise excellence requires an organisation to build capability to both lead change and actively participate in improvement. By investing in your people, you are investing not just in driving continuous improvement activity today, but enabling a sustainable platform for culture change long into the future. But in order to unlock this potential, companies need to look beyond simply sending people on courses and expecting transformational results. A long-term investment in development programmes that engage the hearts; minds and hands of those involved is critical.

This webinar will provide a holistic and sustainable view of how you can build an academy that delivers results:

We will cover:

  • Why building both Continuous Improvement and Leadership skills is critical to sustainable transformation
  • The foundations of a Continuous Improvement Academy – key elements that will enable sustainable continuous improvement and deliver results
  • How you can ensure training in all its forms is impactful and meaningful
  • How to develop a roadmap and put in place governance to ensure the Academy delivers a Return on Investment.

Sustaining a Culture of Continuous Improvement in HR

Sustaining transformation and embedding a culture of Continuous Improvement in HR requires a system that supports the right behaviours and processes. During this webinar we will share how you can utilize benchmark assessments to measure the maturity of your continuous improvement as well as your transformation programme. The benchmarking assessment will also enable you to develop a roadmap that will deliver the results you seek.

 

Join us to find out how you can sustain continuous improvement and enable you to maintain a culture of continuous improvement.

 

Sustaining continuous improvement requires the development of ideal behaviours. To develop ideal behaviours, you require business systems that support them. We know that the ability to sustain a programme of change is determined by the behaviours and commitment of all the stakeholders, the culture they create and the robustness of the underlying systems. .

 

During this webinar we will share how you can develop and deliver sustainable change.

 

The webinar is led by our experienced Leadership & Coaching team who have supported organisations around the world deliver programs that have made a real difference.

 

Join us to find out more..

LEADING a Culture of CI in HR

If you want to achieve accelerated business results in HR, you have to provide the right leadership, with the right skills to drive improvement. Providing a structured leadership program will enable you to create a culture for successful transformation.

 

Join us to find out how you can empower your internal HR and business leadership to drive a culture of continuous improvement.

 

We know that ideal systems drive ideal behaviours and that sustainable change can only happen if these two things are aligned. We will cover how you can support sustainable change both within HR and your wider organisation.  We know that the ability to sustain a programme of change is determined by the behaviours and commitment of all the stakeholders, the culture they create and the robustness of the underlying systems. .

 

During this webinar we will share how you can develop and govern an effective programme that delivers sustainable results.

 

The webinar is led by our experienced Leadership & Coaching team who have supported organisations around the world deliver programs that have made a real difference.

 

Join us to find out more..

Empowering a Culture of Continuous Improvement in HR

Empowering business transformation means ensuring effective strategy deployment exists to drive the results desired.  There are a number of strategy deployment approaches that could be adopted. During the webinar we will share with you two approaches – Hoshin Kanri (the X-Matrix) and OKRs (Objectives, Key Results) and how these have been deployed successfully in a range of environments including HR.

 

Join us to find out how you can use strategy deployment to empower your teams.

 

Strategy deployment requires the alignment of Key Result Indicators and Key Behavioural Indicators to be successful. It also requires every person within the organisation to be empowered and this occurs when people feel a personal connection with the strategy and there is clear ownership and accountability.

 

During this webinar we will share how you can develop and deploy a strategy
deployment system that delivers sustainable results.

 

The webinar is led by our experienced Leadership & Coaching team who have supported organisations around the world deliver programs that have made a real difference.

 

Join us to find out more..

Intro to SHINGO Workshop Australia

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Download the SHINGO Model Handbook

ShingoModelHandbook

Shingo Build Excellence Workshop – Virtual Workshop

SHINGO Build Excellence Virtual Workshop delivered over four x half days will provide you with Shingo Certification

About the Workshop

This capstone workshop integrates classroom and on-site experiences to solidify the knowledge and experience gained from the previous five Shingo workshops.

The BUILD EXCELLENCE*workshop demonstrates the integrated execution of systems that drive behavior toward the ideal as informed by the principles in the Shingo Model™. The workshop helps to develop a structured approach to execute a cultural transformation.

It builds upon a foundation of principles, using tools that already exist within many organizations. You will learn how to build systems that drive behavior that will consistently deliver desired results.

In this final Shingo workshop, you will:

  • DESIGN or create a system, guided by the Shingo Model, that changes behaviors to close gaps and drives results closer to organizational goals and purpose.
  • ANSWER the question: “How do I get everyone on board?”
  • UNDERSTAND the relationship between behaviors, systems, and principles, and how they drive results.
  • LEARN how KBIs drive KPIs, and how this leads to excellent results.

How this is delivered:

The interactive online training consists of:

  • 2x 8 hour sessions (8:00 – 17:00 BST).
  • Over 2 days
  • Via Zoom Meetings (a Link will be provided on registration)
  • 1 hour Coaching Follow Up – post workshop with your regional Shingo Facilitator

Shingo Align Workshop – Virtual Training

This two day virtual workshop integrates classroom and on-site experiences at a host facility to build upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop. It takes you deeper into the Shingo Model™ by focusing on the principles identified in the Enterprise Alignment dimension:

• Think Systemically

• Create Constancy of Purpose

• Create Value for the Customer

To succeed, organizations must develop management systems that align work and behaviors with principles and direction in ways that are simple, comprehensive, actionable, and standardized. Organizations must get results, and creating value for customers is ultimately accomplished through the effective alignment of every value stream in an organization. The ENTERPRISE ALIGNMENT workshop continues the discussion around defining ideal behaviors and the systems that drive them.

*DISCOVER EXCELLENCE is a prerequisite to this workshop.

For further information about this course please email: events@sapartners.com

Lean Management System – LEVEL 2 – Japan Study Tour

12 – 20 November 2022 – LEVEL 2

Due to new covid restrictions we can advise on flights but not book on your behalf, pricing has been adjusted accordingly.

Join the leading Lean Training Programme in Japan this November to experience Level 2 of the Lean Management System

We are proud to offer you this unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge and experience studying with Toyota gurus for one whole week in Japan.

The Leadership System week is naturally succeeding the Production System course, by plunging into the elements that makes the production system run and develop. Here we try to answer the HOW and WHY!

“Extremely valuable training for me as a manager. This week gave me a boost to inspire and support my company further in the Lean journey. I didn’t realize how much I could actually influence the result!” Workshop Manager, Sandvik Materials Technology

To read about Toyota Kata or Lean Leadership is one thing but to really learn HOW the leaders work in daily business from shop floor to top management is another thing. What do management of people, quality, cost and delivery really imply? The purpose is to understand how leaders in Lean organizations act, both operationally and strategically. You will be guided by managers with at least 30 years of TPS experience for five intensive days of discussions, Gemba
visits and workshops, ending with a common conclusion and YWT. You will find numerous references and inspiration to continuous improvements directly applicable to your business back home. During the week in Japan, we will also find the time to enjoy Japanese culture, food and points of interest.

Study Tour Package Includes:

  • Workshops and seminars
  • Study visits
  • Hotel Accommodation for the entire duration of the study visit
  • Local transfers in Japan
  • Full board Sunday – Friday
  • Farewell dinner

Costs & To Book

  • £6,750 plus VAT, due to new covid restrictions we can advise on flights but not book on your behalf, pricing has been adjusted accordingly.
  • Onsite Host Companies: 10% Discount on all Bookings
  • Group Discount: 10% Discount on 4 or more places

Need Help or Advice?

To book or for more Information:

For full terms and conditions and for details of our Company Insurance Policy please do contact us.

Any questions  regarding the training, the travel to or within Japan – please do give us a call on +44 (0) 23 9246 8978.

The study tour is being delivered by SA Partners LLP and Onsite Insights in partnership with C2U Group.

The training week will provide an invaluable insight into lean thinking. You will see it in action at Toyota and other leading-edge companies, where it originated and has matured over the last 100 years.

Learn the original thinking directly from former senior executives at Gifu Autobody, a Toyota-owned minivan manufacturer.  The Japanese sensei’s

(guru’s) will only teach based on real experience.

Time will be divided between the classroom, Gemba and practical workshops. The tour starts in the Nagoya region and ends in Tokyo, going from countryside to one of the largest cities in the world.

Day 1
Departure Europe

We depart from Europe and fly to Nagoya, Japan.

Day 2
Arrival and Tour Opening

Pick up/arrival in Nagoya and since it is a Sunday, we will take the opportunity to recover from jet lag and relax after the long flight by visiting the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology where we also will have lunch. In the museum we can follow the Japanese industrial history from looms to robotics. After the visit we take the bus to travel to the destination of
the day, Kakamigahara, where we will stay until Friday. The day ends
with a common dinner and introduction of the week.

Day 3
Classroom Training

The first day of training introduces the Production System by our host for the week. A Japanese senior manager will lead us through Toyota Production System from a manager perspective. From values, mindset to specific tools and methods. This session will prepare the group in what we can expect from the study visits, from the practice and from the following sessions. Your overall
picture of the production system will be confirmed or completed. In the afternoon we go for a first study visit, guided by our sensei. Q&A.
Group dinner will follow.

Day 4
Plant Tour and more Training

Next day, we continue to dig deeper into aspects of the production system and the Toyota way of managing and leading. How are all the puzzle pieces connected? How is Kaizen work organized and performed? Etc. After lunch, we go for another study visit and if time allows, we will also end with a visit to a traditional knife maker. Group dinner will follow.

Day 5
Training

The fifth day we spend in the Training Center where Toyota train their own people. We will increase our knowledge of Kanban when the group take part in a Kanban Role Play and we will train in how to perform a productivity improvement task following the Toyota methods. Group dinner will follow.

Day 6
Study Visit and further Training

The sixth day will start with a study visit before spending the rest of the day with a final Q&A and concluding the learnings for the week. Presentation by all participants. Followed by our group dinner.

Day 7
Conclusion

The last day ends with a study visit. We do final reflections before we board the bullet train that will take us to Tokyo. Free evening in Tokyo.

Day 8
Sightseeing Day in Tokyo

You will end the tour with a Free day in Tokyo where we will support you with travel advice and sightseeing recommendations. This will be followed up by a team farewell dinner.

Day 9
Departure from Tokyo

We have an extensive network of world class companies and for more than 10 years have been bringing managers to Japan. Our host sites embody World Class Manufacturing and include:

  • Toyota Motors
  • Denso
  • Calbee Foods
  • Asahi Breweries
  • Sekisui Heim
  • Gifu Autobody
  • Nissan Motors
  • Ishii Food Corp.
  • Asahi Motors
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Mazak
  • Pfizer
  • UD Trucks
  • Honda
  • Yamaha Marine
  • Mizawa Home
  • Suzuki
  • Isuzu Tokai

To find out more, you can email Ailsa Carson.

Lean Management System – LEVEL 1 – Japan Study Tour (Nov)

19 – 27 November 2022

Due to new covid restrictions we can advise on flights but not book on your behalf, pricing has been adjusted accordingly.

Join the leading Lean Training Programme in Japan this November for an experience of a lifetime.

We are proud to offer you this unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge and experience studying with Toyota gurus for one whole week in Japan.

The Lean Management System study tour covers a comprehensive view of Lean leadership and the Lean Production System. The tour provides you with an opportunity to study in Toyota’s own training centre with direct access to Toyota trainers and Toyota  production facilities.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to boost your leadership and management skills by learning from the very best in the world. You will also obtain your Certificate directly from Toyota. We have created a study week that combines intense learning with both fun and cultural immersion!

Understand Why and How to use LEAN

This Study Tour will provide you with a deep understanding of how to make the best use of Lean. This is a unique opportunity to visit Japan, Toyota, and some of their suppliers to train in Lean through seminars, Gemba visits, and participating in practical training at Toyota’s own training facility. The objective is to dig deep into the WHAT, WHY and HOW of Lean Thinking. What are the elements needed to run a successful Lean system? Why is it so popular in current thinking and How can it influence your own organization and support growth.

By understanding  the whole lean management system you will get an insight into what these leading Japanese companies are doing to compete in today’s fast changing environment.

You will learn to identify the tools and elements of Lean Methodology that can be applied to your own business to support profitable growth. The week in Japan will also provide an insight into Japanese culture and values.

Study Tour Package Includes:

  • Workshops and seminars
  • Study visits
  • Hotel Accommodation for the entire duration of the study visit
  • Local transfers in Japan
  • Full board Sunday – Friday
  • Farewell dinner

Costs & To Book

  • £6,500 plus VAT, due to new covid restrictions we can advise on flights but not book on your behalf, pricing has been adjusted accordingly.
  • Onsite Host Companies: 10% Discount on all Bookings
  • Group Discount: 10% Discount on 4 or more places

Need Help or Advice?

To book or for more Information:

For full terms and conditions and for details of our Company Insurance Policy please do contact us.

Any questions  regarding the training, the travel to or within Japan – please do give us a call on +44 (0) 23 9246 8978.

The study tour is being delivered by SA Partners LLP and Onsite Insights in partnership with C2U Group.

The training week will provide an invaluable insight into lean thinking. You will see it in action at Toyota and other leading-edge companies, where it originated and has matured over the last 100 years.

Learn the original thinking directly from former senior executives at Gifu Autobody, a Toyota-owned minivan manufacturer.  The Japanese sensei’s

(guru’s) will only teach based on real experience.

Time will be divided between the classroom, Gemba and practical workshops. The tour starts in the Nagoya region and ends in Tokyo, going from countryside to one of the largest cities in the world.

Day 1
Departure Europe

We depart from Europe and fly to Nagoya, Japan.

Day 2
Arrival and Tour Opening

Pick up/arrival in Nagoya and since it is a Sunday, we will take the opportunity to recover from jet lag and relax after the long flight by visiting the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology where we also will have lunch. In the museum we can follow the Japanese industrial history from looms to robotics. After the visit we take the bus to travel to the destination of
the day, Kakamigahara, where we will stay until Friday. The day ends
with a common dinner and introduction of the week.

Day 3
Classroom Training

The first day of training introduces the Production System by our host for the week. A Japanese senior manager will lead us through Toyota Production System from a manager perspective. From values, mindset to specific tools and methods. This session will prepare the group in what we can expect from the study visits, from the practice and from the following sessions. Your overall
picture of the production system will be confirmed or completed. In the afternoon we go for a first study visit, guided by our sensei. Q&A.
Group dinner will follow.

Day 4
Plant Tour and more Training

Next day, we continue to dig deeper into aspects of the production system and the Toyota way of managing and leading. How are all the puzzle pieces connected? How is Kaizen work organized and performed? Etc. After lunch, we go for another study visit and if time allows, we will also end with a visit to a traditional knife maker. Group dinner will follow.

Day 5
Training

The fifth day we spend in the Training Center where Toyota train their own people. We will increase our knowledge of Kanban when the group take part in a Kanban Role Play and we will train in how to perform a productivity improvement task following the Toyota methods. Group dinner will follow.

Day 6
Study Visit and further Training

The sixth day will start with a study visit before spending the rest of the day with a final Q&A and concluding the learnings for the week. Presentation by all participants. Followed by our group dinner.

Day 7
Conclusion

The last day ends with a study visit. We do final reflections before we board the bullet train that will take us to Tokyo. Free evening in Tokyo.

Day 8
Sightseeing Day in Tokyo

You will end the tour with a Free day in Tokyo where we will support you with travel advice and sightseeing recommendations. This will be followed up by a team farewell dinner.

Day 9
Departure from Tokyo

We have an extensive network of world class companies and for more than 10 years have been bringing managers to Japan. Our host sites embody World Class Manufacturing and include:

  • Toyota Motors
  • Denso
  • Calbee Foods
  • Asahi Breweries
  • Sekisui Heim
  • Gifu Autobody
  • Nissan Motors
  • Ishii Food Corp.
  • Asahi Motors
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Mazak
  • Pfizer
  • UD Trucks
  • Honda
  • Yamaha Marine
  • Mizawa Home
  • Suzuki
  • Isuzu Tokai

To find out more, you can email Ailsa Carson.

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 technical department who will email you the link directly.

Improvement Coach Green Belt – Australia

About this Course:

Practical focussed, interactive course focussed on providing enhanced problem-solving skills to solve moderately complex improvement projects and to deliver the intended business benefits. The course provides participants with the confidence to deliver change within the organisation that is measurable and sustainable.

The course also includes case study based activities to re-enforce the learning and give practical experience on apply the DMAIC tools.

 

The course has a strong transactional process flavour and focusses on the participants gaining the necessary skills to successfully deliver their improvement project.

Key Learning Outcomes:

Gain knowledge and develop skills in leading a project team using the DMAIC method and tools to improve processes, solve business problems and deliver sustainable benefits.

How to use the DMAIC methods and tools, and to apply them effectively to solve business benefits.

How to be an effective project team leader and facilitate project team members in the use of DMAIC tools

How to work effectivity with stakeholders and sponsors

Course Duration: 5 days equivalent – delivered over 12 x 3-hour module

Course Delivery: On-line using Microsoft Teams

 

Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements although we recommend that each participant attend training with an improvement project.

Certification:

Level – Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LCS 1c)

Accredited by – Lean Competency System

Requirements – attend all modules of training, pass on-line exam, provide 1 x project improvement report

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Embracing a culture of Continuous Improvement in HR

with special Guest Speaker Sharon von Simpson

 

Join us for this 1.5 hour webinar where we look at how you can develop a culture of Continuous Improvement within your HR function.  This webinar will be hosted by Sonja Allen and Megan James, and we will explore how you can introduce improvement coaches into your HR function to accelerate change, transformation and process performance.  We will be joined by our guest speaker Sharon von Simson an experienced HR & Transformation Leader, a writer. Sharon has also delivered a Ted Talk on ‘Bringing the Best out of People’.  Sharon has deployed a number of CI programmes within HR in a global manufacturing company with exceptional results.

 

As a result of the webinar you will:

 

  • Understand the benefits of CI within the HR function
  • Develop awareness of the tools and techniques that will supercharge your HR transformation
  • Know how to empower your team to take ownership of the change they want to see.

Improvement Coach Green Belt – Australia

About this Course:

Practical focussed, interactive course focussed on providing enhanced problem-solving skills to solve moderately complex improvement projects and to deliver the intended business benefits. The course provides participants with the confidence to deliver change within the organisation that is measurable and sustainable.

The course also includes case study based activities to re-enforce the learning and give practical experience on apply the DMAIC tools.

 

The course has a strong transactional process flavour and focusses on the participants gaining the necessary skills to successfully deliver their improvement project.

Key Learning Outcomes:

Gain knowledge and develop skills in leading a project team using the DMAIC method and tools to improve processes, solve business problems and deliver sustainable benefits.

How to use the DMAIC methods and tools, and to apply them effectively to solve business benefits.

How to be an effective project team leader and facilitate project team members in the use of DMAIC tools

How to work effectivity with stakeholders and sponsors

Course Duration: 5 days equivalent – delivered over 12 x 3-hour module

Course Delivery: On-line using Microsoft Teams

 

Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements although we recommend that each participant attend training with an improvement project.

Certification:

Level – Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LCS 1c)

Accredited by – Lean Competency System

Requirements – attend all modules of training, pass on-line exam, provide 1 x project improvement report

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO: Half Day Introductory Workshop – Australia

with Richard Young

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

graph showing 100% accomplished and 33% outstanding for the SHingo Discover Enterprise Excellence workshopcourse delvery

What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO: Half Day Introductory Workshop – Australia

with Richard Young

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

graph showing 100% accomplished and 33% outstanding for the SHingo Discover Enterprise Excellence workshopcourse delvery

What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Shingo Build Excellence Workshop – Virtual Workshop

SHINGO Build Excellence Virtual Workshop delivered over four x half days will provide you with Shingo Certification

About the Workshop

This capstone workshop integrates classroom and on-site experiences to solidify the knowledge and experience gained from the previous five Shingo workshops.

The BUILD EXCELLENCE*workshop demonstrates the integrated execution of systems that drive behavior toward the ideal as informed by the principles in the Shingo Model™. The workshop helps to develop a structured approach to execute a cultural transformation.

It builds upon a foundation of principles, using tools that already exist within many organizations. You will learn how to build systems that drive behavior that will consistently deliver desired results.

In this final Shingo workshop, you will:

  • DESIGN or create a system, guided by the Shingo Model, that changes behaviors to close gaps and drives results closer to organizational goals and purpose.
  • ANSWER the question: “How do I get everyone on board?”
  • UNDERSTAND the relationship between behaviors, systems, and principles, and how they drive results.
  • LEARN how KBIs drive KPIs, and how this leads to excellent results.

How this is delivered:

The interactive online training consists of:

  • Four x three and a half hour sessions (8:00AM – 11:30 CDT).
  • Over 4 days
  • Via Zoom Meetings (a Link will be provided on registration)
  • 1 hour Coaching Follow Up – post workshop with your regional Shingo Facilitator

SHINGO: Half Day Introductory Workshop – Australia

with John Quirke & Richard Young

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

graph showing 100% accomplished and 33% outstanding for the SHingo Discover Enterprise Excellence workshopcourse delvery

What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO: Half Day Introductory Workshop – Australia

with John Quirke

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

graph showing 100% accomplished and 33% outstanding for the SHingo Discover Enterprise Excellence workshopcourse delvery

What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Lean Management System – LEVEL 1 – Japan Study Tour

22 – 30 October 2022

due to new covid restrictions we can advise on flights but not book on your behalf, pricing has been adjusted accordingly.

Join the leading Lean Training Programme in Japan this October for an experience of a lifetime.

We are proud to offer you this unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge and experience studying with Toyota gurus for one whole week in Japan.

The Lean Management System study tour covers a comprehensive view of Lean leadership and the Lean Production System. The tour provides you with an opportunity to study in Toyota’s own training centre with direct access to Toyota trainers and Toyota  production facilities.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to boost your leadership and management skills by learning from the very best in the world. You will also obtain your Certificate directly from Toyota. We have created a study week that combines intense learning with both fun and cultural immersion!

Understand Why and How to use LEAN

This Study Tour will provide you with a deep understanding of how to make the best use of Lean. This is a unique opportunity to visit Japan, Toyota, and some of their suppliers to train in Lean through seminars, Gemba visits, and participating in practical training at Toyota’s own training facility. The objective is to dig deep into the WHAT, WHY and HOW of Lean Thinking. What are the elements needed to run a successful Lean system? Why is it so popular in current thinking and How can it influence your own organization and support growth.

By understanding  the whole lean management system you will get an insight into what these leading Japanese companies are doing to compete in today’s fast changing environment.

You will learn to identify the tools and elements of Lean Methodology that can be applied to your own business to support profitable growth. The week in Japan will also provide an insight into Japanese culture and values.

Study Tour Package Includes:

  • Workshops and seminars
  • Study visits
  • Hotel Accommodation for the entire duration of the study visit
  • Local transfers in Japan
  • Full board Sunday – Friday
  • Farewell dinner

Costs & To Book

  • £6,500 plus VAT, due to new covid restrictions we can advise on flights but not book on your behalf, pricing has been adjusted accordingly.
  • Onsite Host Companies: 10% Discount on all Bookings
  • Group Discount: 10% Discount on 4 or more places

Need Help or Advice?

To book or for more Information:

For full terms and conditions and for details of our Company Insurance Policy please do contact us.

Any questions  regarding the training, the travel to or within Japan – please do give us a call on +44 (0) 23 9246 8978.

The study tour is being delivered by SA Partners LLP and Onsite Insights in partnership with C2U Group.

The training week will provide an invaluable insight into lean thinking. You will see it in action at Toyota and other leading-edge companies, where it originated and has matured over the last 100 years.

Learn the original thinking directly from former senior executives at Gifu Autobody, a Toyota-owned minivan manufacturer.  The Japanese sensei’s

(guru’s) will only teach based on real experience.

Time will be divided between the classroom, Gemba and practical workshops. The tour starts in the Nagoya region and ends in Tokyo, going from countryside to one of the largest cities in the world.

Day 1
Departure Europe

We depart from Europe and fly to Nagoya, Japan.

Day 2
Arrival and Tour Opening

Pick up/arrival in Nagoya and since it is a Sunday, we will take the opportunity to recover from jet lag and relax after the long flight by visiting the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology where we also will have lunch. In the museum we can follow the Japanese industrial history from looms to robotics. After the visit we take the bus to travel to the destination of
the day, Kakamigahara, where we will stay until Friday. The day ends
with a common dinner and introduction of the week.

Day 3
Classroom Training

The first day of training introduces the Production System by our host for the week. A Japanese senior manager will lead us through Toyota Production System from a manager perspective. From values, mindset to specific tools and methods. This session will prepare the group in what we can expect from the study visits, from the practice and from the following sessions. Your overall
picture of the production system will be confirmed or completed. In the afternoon we go for a first study visit, guided by our sensei. Q&A.
Group dinner will follow.

Day 4
Plant Tour and more Training

Next day, we continue to dig deeper into aspects of the production system and the Toyota way of managing and leading. How are all the puzzle pieces connected? How is Kaizen work organized and performed? Etc. After lunch, we go for another study visit and if time allows, we will also end with a visit to a traditional knife maker. Group dinner will follow.

Day 5
Training

The fifth day we spend in the Training Center where Toyota train their own people. We will increase our knowledge of Kanban when the group take part in a Kanban Role Play and we will train in how to perform a productivity improvement task following the Toyota methods. Group dinner will follow.

Day 6
Study Visit and further Training

The sixth day will start with a study visit before spending the rest of the day with a final Q&A and concluding the learnings for the week. Presentation by all participants. Followed by our group dinner.

Day 7
Conclusion

The last day ends with a study visit. We do final reflections before we board the bullet train that will take us to Tokyo. Free evening in Tokyo.

Day 8
Sightseeing Day in Tokyo

You will end the tour with a Free day in Tokyo where we will support you with travel advice and sightseeing recommendations. This will be followed up by a team farewell dinner.

Day 9
Departure from Tokyo

We have an extensive network of world class companies and for more than 10 years have been bringing managers to Japan. Our host sites embody World Class Manufacturing and include:

  • Toyota Motors
  • Denso
  • Calbee Foods
  • Asahi Breweries
  • Sekisui Heim
  • Gifu Autobody
  • Nissan Motors
  • Ishii Food Corp.
  • Asahi Motors
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Mazak
  • Pfizer
  • UD Trucks
  • Honda
  • Yamaha Marine
  • Mizawa Home
  • Suzuki
  • Isuzu Tokai

To find out more, you can email Ailsa Carson.

Shingo Align Workshop – Virtual Training

This three(half day) virtual workshop integrates classroom and on-site experiences at a host facility to build upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop. It takes you deeper into the Shingo Model™ by focusing on the principles identified in the Enterprise Alignment dimension:

• Think Systemically

• Create Constancy of Purpose

• Create Value for the Customer

To succeed, organizations must develop management systems that align work and behaviors with principles and direction in ways that are simple, comprehensive, actionable, and standardized. Organizations must get results, and creating value for customers is ultimately accomplished through the effective alignment of every value stream in an organization. The ENTERPRISE ALIGNMENT workshop continues the discussion around defining ideal behaviors and the systems that drive them.

*DISCOVER EXCELLENCE is a prerequisite to this workshop.

For further information about this course please email: events@sapartners.com

The Future of Lean, Embracing Digital

This interactive workshop where we looked at how emerging technology can be used to unlock productivity and performance, by engaging all employees in CI. During the workshop process automation experts NINTEX who showed how organisations have embraced digital, the types of platforms available and how to get started with digital transformation.
Guest Speakers: Keivan Zokaei & Andrew Murphy

To view this conference, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

Reimagine – Refocus Strategy & Maximising Value

Rethinking Finance & Growth following on from the Reimagine & Refocus Conference series. Hosted by J Frank Holmes, Partner, Gambit Corporate Finance LLP

To view this conference, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

Reimagine & Refocus with Acuity Law

Join Steve Berry and the Acuity Law Team for their thoughts on Reshaping Business Structure.

To view this conference, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

Leader Standard Work and Gemba Walks

This Leader Standard Work and Gemba Walks webinar presented by John Quirke covered the following:

  • Gemba walk is a tool within a system
  • Leader Standard Work (LSW) is the system
  • LSW interacts across many systems
  • What’s is the purpose of the system LSW
  • What interactions or behaviours support the aim of LSW as a System & inform Gemba walks

To view this webinar, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

Feeling Proud – S A Partners achieves Investors In People Gold Standard

We are delighted to announce that S A Partners has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard.

This prestigious award has been bestowed to recognize that S A Partners has achieved exceptional standards in leading, inspiring and empowering it’s team.

We often use the term ‘Cobblers Children’ to remind ourselves we are a leading training and consultancy company that supports organisations globally to improve employee engagement and culture change.

Ensuring we live and breathe the levels of excellence we push our clients to attain has been a particular passion for our Managing Director – Simon Grogan:

“Over the last two years we have deployed a competency based learning and development programme; introduced coaching to improve our people develop; refreshed our reward and recognition process; upped the frequency of team interactions and increased the focus on leading metrics.  These along with other initiatives introduced by our team have brought us together and created a really exciting place to work.”

On a strategic level focusing on team-based projects and targets has alleviated internal competitiveness and a focus on lagging metrics, allowing the company to focus on what matters – future growth, engagement and empowerment.  S A Partners encourages all employees to own their own learning and development, and provides every team member time each month for self-directed personal development.

S A Partners is an approved partner of the Cardiff University Lean Competency System (LCS©), the SHINGO Institute© and Blanchard Corporation©. We support organisations create exceptional leaders and drive culture change by embracing ideal behaviours such as ‘Lead with Humility’ and ‘Respect for Others’. By applying these principles to our own organization we have been able to make significant improvements to engagement and empowerment.

Thank you to Ken Snyder, Executive Director, Shingo Institute for acknowledging our success:

“Congratulations to SA Partners on being awarded the Investors in People Gold award. At the Shingo Institute, we applaud the investment in the development of people in all organizations. Specifically we appreciate the investments made by SA Partners in their outstanding team members. This demonstrates that not only does SA Partners teach the Shingo Model, but also practice what they teach. The Shingo Institute is very proud to have SA Partners as an affiliate partner.”

Simon Elias the Director of the Lean Competency System also commented:

“Congratulations to SA Partners on this excellent achievement. It is fitting that an organisation whose lean business model has a strong focus on the need for an empowered and engaged workforce for sustainable culture change should also demonstrate its own commitment to teamwork and people development”.

As one of the newest Partners to join the company, Garry Corbet (Head of Ireland Consulting) commented:

“This is an incredible place to work, we get the opportunity to make a real impact on our clients. Our team is constantly looking to learn, develop and share their knowledge and we are not afraid to hold each other to account.  There is respect, strong leadership and most importantly trust.”

The IIP Framework assesses companies in three key areas and against 9 principles (see Diagram). Companies are assessed through a rigorous combination of surveys and interviews.  Organisations that meet the world recognized standard, are believed to reflect the very best in people management.

IIP_model

We are delighted that we have been able to achieve this new standard which reflects the work of everyone in the organization to create a positive, empowering and exciting place to work.  This has been a challenging year for both us and our clients, but it has allowed us to reflect on our purpose which is to create a sustainable thought leading continuous improvement consultancy that has a positive impact on both our customers and our team.

 

For further information contact:

Ailsa Carson
Partner; Group Marketing Manager
S A Partners LLP
E: ailsa.carson@sapartners.com
M: +44 (0) 783 222 3453

Reimagine & Refocus Conference 2

This Reimagine & Refocus webinar with Robin Jaques.

To view this conference, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

SHINGO Systems Design Virtual Workshop – Australia

Developing & designing the right Business Systems will support you deliver the organizational results you need.

About this Event

A successful organization is usually made up of complex systems that can be divided into layers of subsystems, each containing the necessary tools to enable the successful outcome of the system. An example of this would be the Continuous Improvement System which pulls together all of the tools & techniques used by an organisation or the HR System which guides human resource activity.

The Shingo Model Insights tell us that:

  • Ideal results require ideal behaviours
  • Purpose & systems drive behaviours
  • Principles inform ideal behaviours

For this reason Systems Thinking is fundamental to the success of Enterprise Excellence and this interactive workshop will provide you with the skills to recognise, define and establish the ‘right’ systems within your own organization.

This virtual training workshop builds upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop, and focuses on the Systems and Tools diamonds in the Shingo Model™. It begins by explaining that all work in an organization is the outcome of a system.

Systems must be designed to create a specific end objective; otherwise, they evolve on their own. Systems drive the behavior of people, and variation in behavior leads to variation in results. Organizational excellence requires well designed systems to drive ideal behaviors that are required to produce sustainable results.

In this workshop, you will:

• DISCOVER three types of essential systems.

• EXPLORE five required communication tools for each system.

• LEARN how to create and use system maps.

• UNDERSTAND system standard work and how it drives improvement.

For further information, please do email events@sapartners.com

Senior leaders and Continuous Improvement professionals from enterprises, big or small, from any sector, wanting to understand the essential ingredients needed to create a sustainable business Improvement culture.

Questions ?

For further information contact Colin Scott by using the contact from on his bio page.

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 the form details below and recieve the conference link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

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 link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

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 issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

Shingo Align Workshop – Virtual Training – Australia

This three(half day) virtual workshop integrates classroom and on-site experiences at a host facility to build upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop. It takes you deeper into the Shingo Model™ by focusing on the principles identified in the Enterprise Alignment dimension:

• Think Systemically

• Create Constancy of Purpose

• Create Value for the Customer

To succeed, organizations must develop management systems that align work and behaviors with principles and direction in ways that are simple, comprehensive, actionable, and standardized. Organizations must get results, and creating value for customers is ultimately accomplished through the effective alignment of every value stream in an organization. The ENTERPRISE ALIGNMENT workshop continues the discussion around defining ideal behaviors and the systems that drive them.

*DISCOVER EXCELLENCE is a prerequisite to this workshop.

For further information about this course please email: events@sapartners.com

Webinar: Aligning Learning & Development to Organisational Strategy

We often see significant misalignment between learning and development activity and the real needs of a business. During a survey of a large organisation employees stated that less than 20% of the learning and development activity they had been involved with in the last twelve months was directly related to the work that they do. This is an astounding waste of effort and in effect acts as a disengagement process rather than an engagement process within the organisation.

In this webinar John Quirke and Professor Keivan Zokaei will discuss the design of an effective leaning and development system that is truly aligned to the strategic needs of a business and supports the desired culture within and organisation. In particular in these challenging times, where knowledge islands are a very real risk, how can we effectively capture critical knowledge and ensure that it can be transferred effectively and in the shortest time when the need arises.

To view this webinar, please fill out the form details below and recieve the webinara link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

Shingo Build Excellence Workshop – Virtual Workshop – USA

SHINGO Build Excellence Virtual Workshop delivered over three x half days will provide you with Shingo Certification

About this Event

About the Workshop

This capstone workshop integrates classroom and on-site experiences to solidify the knowledge and experience gained from the previous five Shingo workshops.

The BUILD EXCELLENCE*workshop demonstrates the integrated execution of systems that drive behavior toward the ideal as informed by the principles in the Shingo Model™. The workshop helps to develop a structured approach to execute a cultural transformation.

It builds upon a foundation of principles, using tools that already exist within many organizations. You will learn how to build systems that drive behavior that will consistently deliver desired results.

In this final Shingo workshop, you will:

  • DESIGN or create a system, guided by the Shingo Model, that changes behaviors to close gaps and drives results closer to organizational goals and purpose.
  • ANSWER the question: “How do I get everyone on board?”
  • UNDERSTAND the relationship between behaviors, systems, and principles, and how they drive results.
  • LEARN how KBIs drive KPIs, and how this leads to excellent results.

How this is delivered:

The interactive online training consists of:

  • Three x four and a half hour sessions (8:00AM – 12:30 CDT).
  • Over 4 days
  • Via Zoom Meetings (a Link will be provided on registration)
  • 1 hour Coaching Follow Up – post workshop with your regional Shingo Facilitator

Shingo Align Workshop – Virtual Training – USA

This three(half day) virtual workshop integrates classroom and on-site experiences at a host facility to build upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop. It takes you deeper into the Shingo Model™ by focusing on the principles identified in the Enterprise Alignment dimension:

• Think Systemically

• Create Constancy of Purpose

• Create Value for the Customer

To succeed, organizations must develop management systems that align work and behaviors with principles and direction in ways that are simple, comprehensive, actionable, and standardized. Organizations must get results, and creating value for customers is ultimately accomplished through the effective alignment of every value stream in an organization. The ENTERPRISE ALIGNMENT workshop continues the discussion around defining ideal behaviors and the systems that drive them.

*DISCOVER EXCELLENCE is a prerequisite to this workshop.

For further information about this course please email: events@sapartners.com

Webinar: SHINGO: Deploying Ideal Behaviours – Part III

Join us for Part III of our webinar series on Deploying Ideal Behaviours. Part III will focus on how you put in place the right systems to measure and monitor engagement. Without this, behaviours can revert back to ‘the way they were’. You can catch up on Parts I and II by visiting our website https://sapartners.com/category/resources/

The Shingo Enterprise Excellence model focuses on the identification of Ideal behaviours that will enable your organisation to achieve sustainable ‘Ideal’ results. These behaviours must be supported by key systems within the business. But what does this really mean? How do we identify Ideal behaviours? Who identifies them? How do the Shingo Principles help in identifying Ideal behaviours? Do we need a behaviour for every principle? What if our behaviours have been far from the ideal in the past or even now?

To view this webinar, please fill out the form details below and recieve the webinara link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

Download the Award Winning Publication, Staying Lean

S A Partners are pleased to offer the Shingo award winning book, ‘Staying Lean, Thriving not just surviving’ as a full, free download using the link provided.

This publication won the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize in 2009, and it takes you through how to create and sustain a Lean business. It followed Cogent Power’s first two Lean Roadmaps along their journey, and how it successfully implemented Lean in its manufacturing and commercial areas to help turnaround the organisation s financial performance. YOu can view the video case study below

The story is based around the Lean Iceberg Model of sustainable change and addresses the often invisible, and hard to copy, enabling elements of successful Lean Management in manufacturing organisations: Strategy and Alignment, Leadership, Behaviour and Engagement as well as the more visible features: Process Management and the application of Lean Technology, Value Stream Tools and Techniques.

Staying Lean is designed to be used as a practical workbook to guide practitioners along their own Lean journey so that Lean becomes embedded in the organisation and sustains the performance improvements over the long-term; often enabling them to outperform low-cost economies and thus compete in a global marketplace.

Cogent Power Inc, the Full CI Case Study

Situational Leadership II – Concepts

About this Event

Situational Leadership II – Concepts

As part of the leadership programme SLII is the most widely used leadership training programme in the world.  For good reason, it is practical and easy to adopt yet delivers powerful results.

The course teaches leaders how to build meaningful connections with co-workers that create exponential improvement.  Employees that participate are more productive and more engaged – and their organisations excel as a result.

In this introductory course participants will learn how to:

  • Recognise how to support their team develop
  • Understand the difference between Tasks & Goals and how to establish SMART goals
  • Match the needs of individuals with the best leadership style
  • Manage team performance reviews effectively

How it is delivered

We deliver the course through:

Virtual Training

The training is set up in 2 x 2 hour sessions over two days.  This will be supported by self study.  We will use case studies and activities to ensure the training is enjoyable, meaningful and relevant.

Coaching
Every candidate will receive 1:1 coaching support from one of our experienced trainers.

Experiential learning
You will practice what you have learnt by undertaking a real-life activity. You will then present this back as part of your accreditation.

Accredited Learning
On successful completion of this course you will receive your accreditation from the Blanchard Institute.

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Situational Leadership II – Concepts

About this Event

Situational Leadership II – Concepts

As part of the leadership programme SLII is the most widely used leadership training programme in the world.  For good reason, it is practical and easy to adopt yet delivers powerful results.

The course teaches leaders how to build meaningful connections with co-workers that create exponential improvement.  Employees that participate are more productive and more engaged – and their organisations excel as a result.

In this introductory course participants will learn how to:

  • Recognise how to support their team develop
  • Understand the difference between Tasks & Goals and how to establish SMART goals
  • Match the needs of individuals with the best leadership style
  • Manage team performance reviews effectively

How it is delivered

We deliver the course through:

Virtual Training

The training is set up in 2 x 2 hour sessions over two days.  This will be supported by self study.  We will use case studies and activities to ensure the training is enjoyable, meaningful and relevant.

Coaching
Every candidate will receive 1:1 coaching support from one of our experienced trainers.

Experiential learning
You will practice what you have learnt by undertaking a real-life activity. You will then present this back as part of your accreditation.

Accredited Learning
On successful completion of this course you will receive your accreditation from the Blanchard Institute.

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Situational Leadership II – Concepts

About this Event

Situational Leadership II – Concepts

As part of the leadership programme SLII is the most widely used leadership training programme in the world.  For good reason, it is practical and easy to adopt yet delivers powerful results.

The course teaches leaders how to build meaningful connections with co-workers that create exponential improvement.  Employees that participate are more productive and more engaged – and their organisations excel as a result.

In this introductory course participants will learn how to:

  • Recognise how to support their team develop
  • Understand the difference between Tasks & Goals and how to establish SMART goals
  • Match the needs of individuals with the best leadership style
  • Manage team performance reviews effectively

How it is delivered

We deliver the course through:

Virtual Training

The training is set up in 2 x 2 hour sessions over two days.  This will be supported by self study.  We will use case studies and activities to ensure the training is enjoyable, meaningful and relevant.

Coaching
Every candidate will receive 1:1 coaching support from one of our experienced trainers.

Experiential learning
You will practice what you have learnt by undertaking a real-life activity. You will then present this back as part of your accreditation.

Accredited Learning
On successful completion of this course you will receive your accreditation from the Blanchard Institute.

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO Systems Design Virtual Workshop – UK

Developing & designing the right Business Systems will support you deliver the organizational results you need.

About this Event

A successful organization is usually made up of complex systems that can be divided into layers of subsystems, each containing the necessary tools to enable the successful outcome of the system. An example of this would be the Continuous Improvement System which pulls together all of the tools & techniques used by an organisation or the HR System which guides human resource activity.

The Shingo Model Insights tell us that:

  • Ideal results require ideal behaviours
  • Purpose & systems drive behaviours
  • Principles inform ideal behaviours

For this reason Systems Thinking is fundamental to the success of Enterprise Excellence and this interactive workshop will provide you with the skills to recognise, define and establish the ‘right’ systems within your own organization.

This virtual training workshop builds upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop, and focuses on the Systems and Tools diamonds in the Shingo Model™. It begins by explaining that all work in an organization is the outcome of a system.

Systems must be designed to create a specific end objective; otherwise, they evolve on their own. Systems drive the behavior of people, and variation in behavior leads to variation in results. Organizational excellence requires well designed systems to drive ideal behaviors that are required to produce sustainable results.

In this workshop, you will:

  • DISCOVER three types of essential systems.
  • EXPLORE five required communication tools for each system.
  • LEARN how to create and use system maps.
  • UNDERSTAND system standard work and how it drives improvement.

For further information, please do email events@sapartners.com

Senior leaders and Continuous Improvement professionals from enterprises, big or small, from any sector, wanting to understand the essential ingredients needed to create a sustainable business Improvement culture.

Questions ?

For further information contact Colin Scott by using the contact from on his bio page.

Webinar: Achieving Enterprise Excellence in the Service Sector

This webinar has been developed to support our Service Sector Customers – please do join Megan James & Garry Corbet to explore the benefits of undergoing an Enterprise Excellence journey. Using the S A Partners Enterprise Excellence model it will look at how purpose, process and people can be aligned to drive superior customer results and drive efficiencies across the business. Drawing on case studies of successful application within the service sector, we will look at the critical success factors, how to get started, and the importance of cultural transformation to drive sustainable change.

To view this webinar, please fill out the form details below and recieve the webinara link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

Webinar: SHINGO – Deploying Ideal Behaviours – Part II

Join us for Part II of our webinar series on Deploying Ideal Behaviours. Part II will focus on how you Deploy and Engage your teams with Behaviours once they have been identified. You can catch up on Part I by visiting our website here but it’s not required https://sapartners.com/webinar-shingo-deploying-ideal-behaviours/.

The Shingo Enterprise Excellence model focuses on the identification of Ideal behaviours that will enable your organisation to achieve sustainable ‘Ideal’ results. These behaviours must be supported by key systems within the business. But what does this really mean? How do we identify Ideal behaviours? Who identifies them? How do the Shingo Principles help in identifying Ideal behaviours? Do we need a behaviour for every principle? What if our behaviours have been far from the ideal in the past or even now?

To view this webinar, please fill out the form details below and recieve the webinara link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.