Lean management consulting and change management sit on the forefront of the most innovative leaders. Why? Because true innovation requires agility – a cornerstone in lean management, but without the cultural attribute of continuous improvement and the ability to get to the root of a problem or process and effectively manage the change for long term results, it is useless.
The best lean management consultants understand how lean tools work and are implemented effectively while also understanding the culture that is required to sustain it. And while the lean tools are simple and also revolutionary, the lean coach must be skilled in communication, training and strategy.
How do lean management consulting firms work?
Remember back to high school if you can and think about a time when you were assigned to work on a group project. What were your feelings about it? Where you excited to collaborate? Or did you find yourself loathing it, offering to do all the work so you could control the outcome, or accepting someone else’s leadership so you could sit back?
In business, the same games exist, and we understand why. Collaboration feels hard; some feel heard while others feel left out; some excel while others just accept the outcome without involved resigned to the belief that what they contribute doesn’t matter.
However, with collaboration we discover a greater buy-in by all involved. This creates true employee engagement leading to faster results and increased understanding.
By getting to the root cause of concerns and asking questions to get to the real waste in processes, lean management consultants are able to make lasting shifts. For example, if wasteful spending on oversized envelopes (a real situation we’ve encountered) is due to the fact that the original supplier went out of business and no one knows or questions that, no resolution will result.
A third party, or “fresh eyes”, or in our case, a trained and professional eye, can more easily spot redundancies and inefficiencies in business processes and, using Lean tools will implement solutions for change.
With Real Results
Working with PBEX lean management consulting specialist Peter Holtgreive, clients have seen:
Improvement in Safety Performance (average 30-60%)
Set-up Time Reduction (average 60-80%)
Increased Productivity (average 20-50%)
Reduction in Quality Defects (average 50-100%)
More Floor Space (average 70-50%)
Less Dead Inventory (average 40-75%)
Overall, lean management consultants provide a complete review and analysis of the business processes that create efficiency and profitability, and the barriers to them.
Contact me today to learn more about lean management consulting services and how I help businesses simplify and improve the way they do business to better grow and manage. Together, we will create a continuous improvement culture and healthier bottom line.