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Applied with our proven, hands-on approach, the Lean Focus Business System™ utilizes 5 Key Elements—Growth, Lean, Leadership, Foundation, and Ways of Working—to build the lasting organizational and cultural infrastructure it takes to transform a business for good. To see an overview of this integrated business system, click here. To see it in action, get in touch.

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Key Elements: Explained

Element One: Growth

The Growth Element is a collection of structured processes and tools that allow companies to create sustainable competitive advantage by driving above-market organic growth. The three main aspects of the Growth Element include: Discover, Design, and Deploy.

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Discover

A customer-centric approach to gather and interpret customer insights, and go-to market strategies that delight customers and create competitive separation.

Design

The rapid-design processes that accelerate product development time-to-market and support customers’ needs.

Deploy

The go-to-market processes and tools used to improve sales and marketing productivity and effectiveness.

Element Two: Lean

The Lean Element is a set of proven, lean manufacturing tools that are deployed in a systematic manner to deliver breakthrough results in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Productivity. The three main aspects of the Lean Element are: Quality, Materials, and Operations.

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Quality

Ensuring a focus on quality from internal and external stakeholders, which can be achieved by assessing risk, applying basic quality systems, mistake-proofing, and reducing variation.

Material

Ensuring a proper level of pull and flow systems are in place to reduce on-hand inventory, work in process, and reduce or eliminate wait time and other wastes.

Operation

Ensuring the business is running safely, on-time, uninterrupted, and as expected against a standard to drive performance.

Element Three: Leadership

The Leadership Element integrates the most critical component in driving both Growth and Lean improvements: people. The three main aspects of the Leadership Element are: Business, Talent, and Culture.

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Business

Establishing critical processes to build your strategic plan, deploying the plan to drive long-term strategy, improving strategic review sessions, conducting business analysis, and performing due diligence and acquisition integration

Talent

Addressing strategy behind your recruiting, onboarding of new talent, managing the performance of existing talent, building the right organizational structure, and designing the next bench of players through Talent & Succession Planning.

Culture

Developing the Icons, Lexicon, and Code that drives your organizational culture by building adoption through every level of the organization, and cultivating internal talent to drive continuous improvement.

Elements Four & Five: Foundations & Ways of Working

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Foundation

The most critical component to building a Lean Focus Business System™ is to have key foundational tools understood, accepted, and integrated into the business. The foundational tools we build include: Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Transactional Process Improvement, 6S & Visual Controls, the 8 Wastes, Daily Management, and Problem-Solving.

Ways of Working

In order to build a strong culture of continuous improvement, certain Ways of Working need to be built into the cultural DNA of a business by its leaders and its people. By adhering to these key true-north principles, we help organizations build a strong foundation capable of driving a sustainable continuous-improvement culture.

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