At some point, most businesses will need to transform. Transform means a comprehensive change in strategy, operating model, organization, people, and processes. Forward-thinking companies are launching pre-emptive transformations while they still hold a dominant market position, retooling themselves to stay ahead. LBSPartners’ Transformation Framework is designed to deliver real sustainable operational and organisational change over 6 distinct phases.
6 Phase Transformation Framework
Initiating a Business Transformation programme necessitates gaining a clear understanding of the current business model and the pain points experienced. To get a visual on what the future state will look like, we recommend a visit to a factory/office where a Transformation has been completed. Initiating is completed with a two day Lean For Leaders Course
2. Alignment and Implementation
Having a clear strategy is important to the success of any transformational programme. Our Strategy Deployment workshop helps management align the roles and responsibilities of all internal functions with the strategic goals of the company.
Standardisation of work is the foundation of all future Lean Improvements. It involves lean tools such as 6S, Standard Work and Visual Management. Standardisation should be implemented companywide.
3. Embedding the Learning
To develop the skillset, relevant employee are given training and mentoring in advanced problem solving and Lean tools and methodologies as part of the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training and Green Belt training. This training is complemented by mentoring on numerous projects with measurable outputs directly aligned to the Strategic Deployment in Phase one.
4. Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
The VSM identifies 8 separate areas of waste. Programmes and projects are initiated to remove these wastes. Typical projects are improvements in cycle, lead and Takt times, reduction in number of stages, decrease in waiting/down time, increase on OEE (Operating Equipment Effectiveness), changes to work flow and factory/office layout.
5. Culture of Continuous Improvement
The transformation of culture within a company, to one of Continuous Improvement, necessitates careful nurturing and development. Using an eleven module competency based People Development Programme, we help cultivate the people skills across the company allowing everyone perform better individually and collectively, in alignment with the company’s strategy.
On completion of a Transformational programme, the substantial benefits and savings require regular monitoring to ensure sustainability and improvement. This is accomplished by setting up a Governance council to regularly review progress against the strategic goals and objectives.