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Lean Transformation

The Lean Transformation Program, which is divided into 4 phases, helps maximize results as organizations progressively implement and reinforce Lean improvement processes.

Organizational Lean Transformation 4-phase structure.

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At the outset, Phase 1 leadership and sponsorship issues are addressed to help set the stage for positive change. In Phase 2 interactive workshops uncover the barriers that are constraining the organization and set the stage for rapid improvement projects. As improvements are implemented, measured and documented, standards are established in Phase 3 to lock in the gains and facilitate the replication and scaling of successful interventions to other parts of the organization. In Phase 4, knowledge transfer occurs throughout, leaving the organization with strong core competencies in identifying, implementing, and reinforcing ongoing quality improvement.

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Phase 1: Foundation Phase 2: Vision & Plan Phase 3: Implement & Standardize Phase 4: Scale & Sustain
Phase 1 - Foundation

Senior Management understanding and commitment to the Lean Transformation strategy and implementation plan is one of the most important factors for success.

The foundation stage is where both an understanding of Lean principles and of the key pillars of a successful Lean transformation strategy is developed within the senior management team. The information gathered from these sessions is used to support the development of the Lean Transformation Strategy and related implementation plan, consistent with existing strategies and local priorities.

At this stage, we also determine how support for Lean can be regularized in the organization through avenues such as reporting and new or existing leadership committee structures. Senior management will be supported throughout the process of developing a Lean Transformation Strategy and implementation plan. The support will take the form of Executive briefings and workshops as needed.

Target Audience Subject Area Learning Methods Outputs
Senior Management Intro to Lean
Lean Culture Change
Lean Strategy
Lean Governance
Lean Metrics & Reporting
On-site / Online Workshops Understanding of Lean concepts and impact Lean Transformation start up plan
Draft Internal communications
Two Value Streams selected
VSM Leaders chosen
Governance model selected
Basic metrics agreed
Lean Learning Matrix started

 

transform phase2 Phase 1: Foundation Phase 2: Vision & Plan Phase 3: Implement & Standardize Phase 4: Scale & Sustain
Phase 2 – Vision and Plan

 

Target Audience Subject Area Learning Methods Outputs
Middle Management & Staff
& VS Leaders + VS Team
Intro to Lean
EVSM
Implementation plan
Project Charters
On-site Workshops Lean Concepts / Tools
Simulations
Waste Tour
Leadership roles
Lean Impact on organization
Current State Map
Future State Map
Value Stream Lean Transformation Plan
Project Charters for each planned Kaizen
Dates for each Kaizen
Report-Out Sessions for the Executive

transform phase3 Phase 1: Foundation Phase 2: Vision & Plan Phase 3: Implement & Standardize Phase 4: Scale & Sustain
Phase 3 – Implement and Standardize

The Kaizen Team members gain practical experience of Lean as they apply and adapt the concepts and tools. This practical experience forms the bedrock of the Lean learning not only for the individual team but also for the organization as a whole. Lean Advisors consultants will guide and mentor the teams as they participate in the transformation of the Value Stream.

 

Target Audience Subject Area Learning Methods Outputs
Middle Management & Staff & VS Leaders + Kaizen Team Project Charters
Kaizen Events
Internal capacity building
Lean Tool Training
Lean Culture Change Management
Lean progress review
On-site Workshops Project Charters for each planned Kaizen
Dates for each Kaizen
Report-Out Sessions for the Executive
Kaizen report outs
Action plans
Draft internal communications
Report-out Session for the Executive

 


“How have you ensured that the changes you have made to the process and procedures are now the new standard?”

“How will you assess compliance against the new standard on an ongoing basis?”

transform phase4 Phase 1: Foundation Phase 2: Vision & Plan Phase 3: Implement & Standardize Phase 4: Scale & Sustain
Phase 4 -Scale and Sustain

The goal of the strategy is to build the internal capacity of each organization so that they can drive the transformation process long after the initial intensive period has passed. Many organizations begin to falter in their Lean journey around the 12-month mark, therefore; it is essential that the Senior Leadership Team have a full review of the Lean progress at this point. These workshops are designed to support the Senior Leadership Team through this critical 12-month review. The workshops will support the Senior Leadership Team develop a plan for internal sustainability of Lean across the organization with a focus on consolidating and building capacity over the next twenty-four months to support sustainability.

 

Target Audience Subject Area Learning Methods Outputs
Senior Leadership Lean Progress
Lean Culture Change
Internal Lean Capacity
Lean Strategy
Lean Governance
Lean Metrics &Reporting
Sharing best practice & recognising excellence
On-site Workshops Revised Lean Transformation plan for the next 12 months to include:
  • Lean Culture Change plan
  • Internal Lean Capacity plan (Learning Matrix)
  • Lean Governance review
  • Review of Lean Metrics and Reporting
  • Online Learning licence requirement
  • Budget plan
  • Determine Communication and support required to sustain improvements and to move forward

 

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