To build a lasting high-performance culture, organizations need three things: Driven Leaders, Guiding Principles, and Proven Systems. And, while these elements are all fundamentally interconnected, each of them requires different types of experience and expertise to effectively develop and integrate within an organization. Below you’ll find some of the solutions we employ, industries we specialize in, and enterprises we’ve helped transform. To see our full list of proven tools, systems, and solutions, explore our interactive diagram of the Lean Focus Business System™.
BUSINESSES & INDUSTRIES WE’VE HELPED TRANSFORM:
Health Care & Insurance
Logistics & Supply Chain
Mining & Metals
Oil & Energy
AREAS OF FOCUS
Your organization’s strategy and the talent responsible for executing it are essential aspects of a high-performance culture. Which is why, at the onset of your organization’s Lean Transformation, we conduct an Organization and Talent Readiness (OTR) assessment. This enables us to better align your organization with its strategy and identify where there may be critical talent gaps. With these insights in-hand, we use our industry connections and focused talent acquisition approach to source, qualify, and integrate the right people, with the right skills, in the right positions.
To ensure Lean concepts, processes, and behaviors are successfully understood, adopted, and integrated within your organization, we facilitate different workshops, kaizen events, and highly specialized Lean training sessions throughout your organization’s Lean Transformation. We also offer these Lean Development courses on an ongoing basis, through our Lean Transformation Academy.
BUSINESS SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
The beating heart of every high-performance culture is a Lean Business System. Which is why, over the course of your Lean Transformation, we’ll build and integrate a custom, results-based business system within your organization—one that connects all your intricate systems and interrelated steps together—enabling you to drive sustained, profitable growth.
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND STRATEGY DEPLOYMENT
Using our results-based execution process, we’ll work with your team to facilitate a systematic Strategic Planning session. Following that, we’ll leverage our proven Strategy Deployment process to identify how to achieve the highest level of impact with the lowest level of organizational disruption.
OPERATIONAL PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
In order to achieve sustained, profitable growth, organizations need to deliver results on all fronts—especially on the operational side of things. Using our broad industry experience, we work with your operations teams to drive continuous improvement from top to bottom.
COMMERCIAL PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
Driving better, faster, and higher-quality products and services to market is essential to help your top-line growth. And it’s just one of the areas that we focus on with your team in order to deliver breakthrough results.
MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, & INTEGRATIONS
A business sale or acquisition can often be the event that triggers a Lean Transformation. Because these two are so closely connected, our team is well-versed in everything from due diligence, portfolio assessments, value creation, acquisition integration, road map development, and even site assessments. Whatever part of the process you’re in, our team of PE experts will provide realistic timelines, services, and support to ensure your business objectives are met and your expectations are exceeded.
LIVE, VIRTUAL COACHING
Sometimes, on-site visits and events simply aren’t feasible. Fortunately, due to the flexibility of the Lean Focus Business System™, we’re able to offer our full suite of services—along with live, virtual coaching—from anywhere in the world. With immediate access to expert Lean leaders and customized solutions, organizations can get the tools and expertise they need to transform their business for good.
PROCUREMENT TRANSFORMATION PRACTICE
We provide expert guidance and best practice processes to transform Procurement from a tactical, under-performing back-office function to a strategic business partner, that delivers consistent margin expansion, reduced supply chain risk, and improved supplier performance. At Lean Focus, we are seasoned, hands-on practitioners that have held top leadership Procurement positions in world-class companies. We have global experience covering direct & indirect spend categories across a diverse set of industries. We utilize a hands-on approach to execute Procurement Transformation side-by-side with the Buyer all the way to the C-suite. We possess the strategic procurement expertise to deliver untapped value in your supply chain.
INNOVATION TRANSFORMATION PRACTICE
We provide expert guidance to transform Innovation from a reactive, unfocused team that’s become comfortable missing commitments to a strategic business partner that delivers new products on-time that delight customers and deliver growth year after year. At Lean Focus, we are seasoned, hands-on practitioners that have held top leadership Innovation positions in world-class companies. We have global experience covering the entire Innovation Value Stream, from technology and intellectual property management to understanding market needs to developing hardware, firmware, and software products to launching worldwide. We are hands-on, delivering transformation side-by-side with everyone from individual contributors to the C-suite. We possess the strategic expertise to deliver untapped value in Innovation.