A client asked for advice on operating his plant abroad in order to reduce costs and improve output. Whilst this is a common desire (who doesn’t want to reduce costs and increase output?) this was a particular challenge because the factory is complex and has made recent significant investments. Our lead process consultant spent a week on site working with factory and corporate management to create a strategy for developing the site in the wider context of the company and its markets. Many Lean Thinking tools were useful in this process, and a clear vision of a Future State...
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The founders of Con-TACT have created a European network of highly-experienced consultants, coaches and trainers. Most have previously worked at senior level in multinationals and now run independent consulting businesses, focusing on different areas. One challenge we continuously experience is clearly a general issue for our clients: rarely is it technology alone that needs improving but usually team, individual or leadership performance as well and in any possible combination.