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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 Guiding Principles—to build the lasting organizational and cultural infrastructure it takes to transform a business for good. To see the system in action, get in touch.

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Key Elements: Explained

Element One: Growth System

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

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Aspire

From segmentation to strategic execution, these tools give you the ability to understand how your customers will respond to your targeted business strategies.

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 System

The Lean System 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 four main aspects of the Lean System are: Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.

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Safety

Establishing an effective safety culture means creating a shared set of values, beliefs, and behaviors around safety that employees can support and cultivate through workplace process improvement.

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.

Delivery

Ensuring a proper level of flow and pull systems are in place to satisfy delivery requirements for customers, optimizing on-hand inventories, while reducing and eliminating waste.

Cost

Getting control over and reducing costs by: improving labor efficiency, machine utilization, eliminating waste, controlling overhead costs, and reducing carrying costs.

Element Three: Leadership System

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

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Business

Establishing operating rhythm processes to deliver improved business performance, leading a mission-driven, lean culture transformation across the company, and performing critical due diligence and acquisition integration processes.

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.

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.

Elements Four & Five: Foundation System & Guiding Principles

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Foundation System

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 use include: 8 Wastes & 3Ms, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Event Process, 6S & Visual Management, Problem Solving Process, Standard Work & Leader Standard Work, Transactional Process Improvement, Daily Management, and Visual Project Management.

Guiding Principles

In order to build a strong culture of continuous improvement, certain Guiding Principles 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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