Our in-company support services
Facilitating process improvement workshops – with you not for you
If you need some help with improving processes we can facilitate the process for you to let you achieve your goals quickly rather than tackling the whole job yourself. We are happy to lead meetings, run workshops, complete improvement tasks, provide some on-the-job training and be responsible for outcomes. We will provide navigation for your process improvement assignment using Lean Six Sigma roadmaps and tools and help secure improvements quickly. We play the role you want us to play; this usually means helping, guiding and delivering but not taking the job off you. We definitely need you to input your experience, knowledge and participate to ensure any changes stick. We keep your team on track, focussed and maximise the value everyone gets from the time spent in the workshop.
Continuous improvement tactics – we can help you with
Lean Audits – measuring the maturity of a range of lean topics can provide the direction and focus to getting you started on your six step lean journey – we have a range of lean audits to score your business processes
Linking improvement projects to strategy - Hoshin Matrix
We can show you how to provide a line of sight between your 1-2-3 year plans and your improvement projects using a proven technique called the Hoshin Matrix.
How to prioritise projects
Deciding what to do first is always the hardest part! We have a range of tools to help with effectively prioritising your projects so you can head off in the right direction.
Deploying lean – workshop 5S/layout/flow improvement
Some clients are seeking efficiency improvements in their workshop/warehouse layout and process flow – we use our background experience with process flow and some bottleneck science to provide you with a blueprint that you can implement
Rapid Improvement Events
Get the right process improvements faster by using us to run rapid improvement events using kaizen style collaborative workshops
We develop change plans for most of our facilitated projects to help with the acceptance and the buy-in. Managing change is all about involvement and we seek to do this at an early stage in a process improvement project
Team effectiveness and collaboration
We have helped organisations hold workshops on a range of improvement topics to communicate, increase awareness and capture ideas through participation and collaboration.
Forums and Conferences
If you are seeking to hold an improvement event, forum, conference or workshop and need help with the delivery and facilitation, then call us.
We have experience in using the World Café collaboration technique to create a shared team approach to your workshops/events
If you are seeking some new ideas to make your workshop event something different then Hannah Reed who joined Lean6Sigma in 2017 is also a certified Yoga, Mindfulness and Aerial Yoga instructor
Continuous Improvement/Lean programme* deployment
We can design and support your trained practitioners to deploy your Lean Plan or Continuous Improvement programme.
Rapid mass engagement
We can facilitate accelerated engagement for large team numbers when you need to collaborate quickly and achieve rapid acceptance and buy-in of a transformational change
Training practitioners to support these workshop initiatives above for White, Yellow, Green and Black Belt levels – see In-House courses
* Lean6Sigma is a NZ government registered supplier of ‘Better By Lean’ funded services. Talk to us about how to apply for funding.