We are one of the leading lean consulting firms with the main focus to accelerate the development of your team (at all levels), in order to assure the sustainability of results and set the base to develop your own culture.
Why are we different?
We understand that sustaining outstanding results & performance, can be only achieved through a culture of permanent learning and improvement with an endless pursuit of perfection, developing this culture requires a long term and holistic approach, where people play a fundamental role.
Building long term success with systems that goes beyond tools!
OUR LEAN CONSULTING APPROACH
“We can help you on the different phases in the long road towards a LEAN transformation, contact us if you would like to learn more about your companies needs so we can adapt a program according to your organizational culture ‘’
1) Operational Assessment
Grasp the actual situation of the company, identify the gaps vs. desired condition, we base in our model of The Toyota Way Assessment
2) Strategic Roadmap Development
A middle term plan is defined aligned to the strategic goals of the company
3) Lean Systems Deployment
Execute the roadmap deploying specific management system & tools in different areas of the organization
3.1) Leadership & team development
at the same time we develop your team in order to establish a culture of continuous learning & improvement
4) Periodical check & adjustment
We measure the evolution of the journey to adjust/set new targets
Each company develops its own Culture
We have experience helping companies around the globe from several industry sectors.
Average achievements after a Lean deployment*
*Actual results vary by process & situation.
- 33 to 50% Lead Time Reduction
- 20% to 50% Scrap Reduction
- 3%- 20 % Quality Improvement
- 20%-50% Space Reduction
- 25-50% Direct Labor Efficiency Improvement
- From 4 hours to 15 minutes Changeover Reduction
- Zero production impact in Change Over
- A Sustainable Lean Cultural Transformation
“The Toyota Way” Operational Assessment
We review the established systems and tools, interviewing with the leadership team, middle managers, and front line associates. We also analyze the evolution of the KPI across the last years.
We are looking for evidence of the 4Ps (Philosophy, Process, people, Problem-solving) and how is aligned with the company´s objectives.
We correlate the actual management system with the behaviors generated, in order to define the current situation and assess the gaps against the ideal state, delivering a strategic roadmap, which should be deployed by the management team.
Lean Systems Deployment Support
In a coaching scheme, systems are deployed by the managerial team, while being assessed and given feedback by the consulting team, but direct responsibility falls on the company’s managerial team responsible for the deployment of Lean. The consulting team will provide general guidance and the means to develop Lean tools by the internal team.
Daily Management System
This system must be leaded by top leadership, and is the foundation to sustain the improvement momentum to develop a true continuous and learning culture
Standard work system
This must be developed to achieve a repetitive and predictable way of work, the real value for standard work is to bring problems to surface and address causes of deviation
Key Indicators Driving the Desired Behaviors
A correct KPI deployment must be clear and simple, trough the vertical and horizontal layers of the organization, the way people get measured will drive their behavior. Good measures should be implemented in order to drive the desired behaviors
Leaders Coaching & Development
It`s essential to begin with leaders that clearly understand the vital role as coaches and facilitators, it`s of much importance to have personal development before being able to develop others, making leaders which live by the companies values, aligned to operational excellence. The first leader development in Lean Management must be at a directive level since they will be the ones that create a culture within the organization by means of the systems and behaviors established.
ALFRA Consulting is affiliated with the Shingo Institute
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