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Lean companies strive to eliminate sources of non-value. They use lean principles to reduce process lead times, excel at customer service, and utilize scarce resources as efficiently as possible. And they create "excellent" shared service centers to provide cost-effective, standardized internal services to their business unit customers.
StratForm consultants are experienced in the foundations of Lean Management including Just-in-Time, Agile Manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping and many other methods. We can help you quickly assess your operational efficiency, create a lean improvement plan, and then make it a reality.
StratForm consultants have also designed and implemented shared centers for many common business services within a variety of different industries. We can assess or help you design a shared service center of excellence for your support services. And we can give you the support to implement it, both quickly and effectively.
Asssess, Plan and Implement Lean Operations
Demand Planning/Forecasting, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Maintenance, Sourcing & Supply Management, and many others
Design and Implement Shared Service Centers of Excellence
Finance and Accounting, Sourcing and Procurement, Customer Service and Support,
Information Technology, Human Resources, and others
Client Example #1
Converted the North American plants of a European auto parts supplier to the company's lean manufacturing program. Implemented pull-scheduling, 5S, supplier collaboration, flow manufacturing and quality management improvements.
Client Example #2
Enabled the Canadian subsidary of a major life sciences firm to implement a shared-service model for sales and customer service. Designed processes, trained staff, advised leadership, and managed technology improvemens.
Implemented a North American Finance and Accounting shared service center for a leading chemicals producer. Consolidated services from 10 locations, and acheived significant cost savings and performance improvement.
Lean Operations Consulting
StratForm helps companies create lean operations and shared centers of excellence.
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