Sustainable Continuous Improvement

Sustainable Continuous Improvement

Sustainable Continuous Improvement is the creation of systems that identifies opportunities to develop the organisation, and also enable people at all organisational levels to improve the processes and systems they are involved in.

How will this be achieved?

  • Creation of system that identifies standards, creates stretch targets and opportunities for improvement.
  • Assign opportunities to individuals and teams, around strategic, process and task level (sand, pebbles and rocks).
  • DevelopSustainable Continuous Imrpovement skills at all levels to solve problems and track improvement via visual systems.
  • Ensure sustainable continuous improvement becomes an integral part of how work is completed.

Why would you do this?

  • To create a culture of sustainable continuous improvement where everybody improves the services they deliver for their organisation, and to their customers everyday.
continuous improvement timeline showing contiinnuous improvement over time, and the different levels of improvement
continuous improvement graph, showing the different levels of leadership and involvement from the workforce and type of continuous improvement person

Using Process Thinking to drive the Continuous Improvement agenda

WSubstantial £ benefits delivered business wide, the approach was a major enabler to Kettle Foods achieving M & S Lean Silver accreditation and will form a key platform for the M & S Lean Gold journey.

Creating a Dynamic Improvement Culture at Allergy Therapeutics

With Financial savings realised 33% above target, and 25% of workforce trained in systematic problem-solving, this is a case study of a pharma company.

Vimto Lean Business Improvement & Transformation

Over 3 years the business has grown by > 35%. This is based on business improvements, organic growth and acquisitions.

Webinar: Continuous Improvement in Retail and Distribution

If your business needs to increase profitability whilst engaging the staff in doubling their rate of improvement, then this webinar w ill introduce you to CI, and how it can substantially imrpove your bottom line.

Webinar: The Principles of the Lean Business System: #5 Prevention

In this webinar Professor Peter Hines reminds us of the fact that prevention is invariably a lower cost option than cure. Lean in the 21st Century requires us to apply the prevention principle in all sorts of innovative ways.

Webinar: The Principles of the Lean Business System: #8 Perfection

This is the 8th principle of the Lean Business System called Perfection, in this webinar Professor Peter Hines highlights the importance of perfection, the last of the original 5 principles (Womack and Jones 1996).

Continuous Improvement in the Maintenance Community

In this paper the authors challenge the maintenance community with regards to their role and behaviour within a lean transformation journey. They argue that continuous improvement (CI) is integral to successful lean transformation.

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