4th December 2017
New Accreditation Congratulations
Ad Esse Consulting
Ad Esse Consulting, formed in 2004, delivers business transformation consultancy to the public and not-for-profit sector, focusing on housing, charities and local authorities.
The scale of its work ranges from small assignments focused on a single issue, to organisation-wide transformations lasting more than a year delivered by a team of consultants. Often as part of these assignments it will train an in-house support team in lean principles, as well as lean leadership training for senior managers.
Business Transformation Associates
BTA, founded in August 2012 , has an approach that focuses on “operational realities” and believes that its work must deliver practical solutions that drive business results. The directors – past business executives and seasoned lean professionals – bring expertise, development and coaching skills, as well as interim project management to support business transformation using lean tools and techniques.
The business is based Northumberland, just north of Newcastle upon Tyne and is an ISO 9001:2015 accredited company, as well as an EAL assessment center for NVQ’s in Business Improvement Techniques and has achieved Matrix Accreditation.
Netherlands based Lean People is a new company focusing on helping organisations realise and exploit continuous improvement. It adopts an holistic approach to CI, using lean management, six sigma and scrum and offers in company and open courses.
Its goal is to make continuous improvement “fun” and puts a particular emphasis on actual change of behavior, encouraging the development of a “movement”, focussing on ‘the why’ and working with people in a structured way towards their goals.
University of Winchester
The University of Winchester is the UK’s first LCS accredited university and has set up a Continuous Improvement Unit to promote the application of CI methods.
It has developed a unique lean Ambassadors Network as a vehicle to promote continuous improvement and it will deliver Lean Six Sigma internal training for colleagues and students, as well as externally. It will also offer module (options) as part of the faculty of Business Law and Sport Masters offering, and to colleagues who sign up to be continuous improvement champions for their faculties and professional services departments.
Westpac is Australia’s first bank and Australia’s oldest company and has been supporting all Australians for over 200 years. It has five customer facing divisions serving around 13 million customers.
It has a well established approach to continuous improvement and its Lean Centre of Excellence (CoE) comprises of experienced Lean facilitators/coaches and forms part of a business unit that is supporting Westpac to achieve the strategy by helping to accelerate its strategic priorities and developing skills and capability in Lean.
For Panalpina, the global provider of forwarding and logistics services, 2017 marks the start of its third two year LCS licence stint, which has coincided with the fifth anniversary of the founding of LogEx – its vehicle to promote and develop CI practice in the organisation.
Over this period LogEx has had a positive impact on the organisation’s transformation because of its sound deployment model and robust improvement methodology. This has made it a very effective vehicle to introduce continuous improvement principles to critical parts of the company and as such principles are the foundation to improving business effectiveness, their widespread adoption means that the impact can be significant.
Reinvigoration, the UK specialist in service operation transformation has secured another two-year accreditation – its third since it first became accredited in 2011.
Reinvigoration, the only service-sector-specific accredited body to offer LCS qualifications at all 3 levels, applies a blend of consulting, training and coaching services to help their clients achieve measurable improvements to processes, performance and capabilities.
Vantis Consulting has built a reputation for delivering exceptional sustainable operational improvements across many sectors, providing a full range of consultancy services and training to clients. As a ‘knowledge sharing’ consultancy, its training is highly interactive and thought provoking, with a focus on people to “harvesting their own opinion and thinking from the seeds we sow.”
It is planning to offer public training courses in 2018, which will be communicated on its website – www.vantisconsulting.co.uk