Today, we’re all too aware of the dark side – bots and automation taking over our lives. But what if I told you there was a way for businesses to get back in control? Artificial Intelligence can help companies with everything from revenue leakage detection (to ensure no money is slipping through your fingers) or cost controller services; helping improve bottom lines across industries!
Using a combination of Artificial Intelligence, business intelligence and data Visualisation we can give you a better view of where your company’s money is going. Whether it’s revenue leakage or cost control our analysis services can help your company in a number of ways:
Get a better understanding of where your company is spending its money
Find areas where your company may be overspending
Identify potential areas of cost savings
Improve your company’s bottom line
This case study is just one examples of providing our clients with decisive and insightful information.
Imagine you are the a senior developer of a midsize company. You are responsible for all development coordination and construction. In order to do your job effectively, you need timely and accurate data from a variety of sources – including site information, development estimates and planning approval information. You also need to be able to quickly create documents such as planning documents, utility service requests or client status reports for various sites.
Or imagine you are the a project manager and are responsible for all project documents like a business case or project initiation document. Again, In order to do your job effectively, you need timely and accurate data from a variety of sources. You also need to be able to quickly create documents with similar data. So what do you do….Copy Paste?
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to automate the process of creating these documents? Well, now there is! With our Microsoft Automated Workflows , you can easily transform your data into actionable documents.
Here’s how it works:
First, you’ll need to have the data in database, list or spreadsheet
Secondly you need to have a document template that will be used dynamically with the data to create new documents
Sometimes the simplest Lean concepts can make all the difference in identifying areas for improvement.
Take the humble spaghetti diagram used to plot the path taken by a product as it travels through the steps along a value stream. The visual tool enables teams to identify redundancies and wasted in a process flow.
A visit to the Gemba (where the work is done), a simple drawing and you’ve got your spaghetti chart.
A recent example of an organisation that had such an experience is Henna Street Framers, a Victorian based bespoke framing company. As a part of their Lean journey, one of the first steps was to create a spaghetti chart of the assembly process for framing.
As you can probably imagine from looking at the actual hand drawn image, it was clear that there were a number of bottle necks, as well as double handling of product throughout the manufacturing process. With this information under their belts, Ella and the manufacturing team overhauled the layout of the assembly area while focusing on flow, elimination of waste and standard work, amongst other improvements.
The results speak for themselves – in just 12 months the team have reduced their lead time for production from 8-12 weeks, to under 4 weeks. Thanks in no small part to a deceptively basic lean practice that anyone can use.
I have loved working with the team @Henna Street Framers and am so proud of the positive transformation Ella has delivered.
Is your gut telling you that your business needs improvements, but you are just not sure what you need? Contact us now to book a complimentary face to face meeting to discuss your requirements.
When it comes to leadership, the term “lean” often conjures up images of efficiency and waste reduction. But lean leadership is about much more than that.
At its core, lean leadership is all about creating value for customers. That means always being focused on the customer’s needs and wants, and constantly striving to deliver the best possible product or service.
It also means empowering employees to be able to make decisions that will create the most value for customers. This requires creating a culture of trust and respect, where everyone feels like they have a stake in the company’s success.
Finally, lean leadership is about continuous improvement. That means always looking for ways to do things better, faster, and cheaper. It’s a never-ending journey to find new and better ways to serve customers and create value for the company.
So what about the picture? That’s simple the summit are just one of our many clients developing lean leadership. The tank is a metaphor for the journey to continuous improvement. It’s a long, hard road, but it’s worth it in the end. Thanks for reading!
Businesses and organisations can often find themselves struggling when it comes to transformation. Many times, this is due to a lack of understanding of the process, as well as a misunderstanding of what is needed for success. In order to help address this, it’s important to first understand what lean transformation is, and why it is so important.
Lean transformation can be summed up as the implementation of lean principles and strategy across an entire organisation. It is a holistic approach that changes the way work is done, in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The goal is to create a value-stream that flows smoothly from start to finish, eliminating waste along the way.
We need to understand the process of learning, in order to apply lean transformation successfully. Learning is not a linear process, it’s more like a spiral. We keep learning and improving as we go along. There are three key steps in the learning process:
Discovery – In this stage, we learn about the problem or challenge that needs to be addressed. We gather information and come up with possible solutions.
Experimentation – In this stage, we experiment with different solutions, to see what works best. We test and learn from our experiments, in order to improve our understanding of the problem.
Implementation – In this stage, we implement the best solution that we have found, based on our experimentation. We continue to learn and improve as we go along, in can there be a process for learning? How do we make sure that best practices become the standard?
The fish know where the rocks are!
But who is best to understand process problems? We often use the saying “the fish know where the rocks are”. So why do we see may organisations tying to “pump out the see to find the rocks” using top down approaches? The answer is simple, these organisations are failing to understand the process of learning!
In order to be successful in lean transformation, we need to embrace the principles of learning. We need to allow for experimentation and creativity, in order to find the best solutions. So what is the role of the leader in a lean transformation?
The leader is responsible for creating the conditions for learning, and facilitating the process of change. Leaders need to be humble and willing to learn, in order to create a culture of learning within their organisation.
Taking new ideas and making them the standard.
So how do we take new ideas and make them the standard? First, we need to understand that there is no one right answer. lean transformation is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We need to allow for experimentation and creativity, in order to find the best solutions. Second, we need to implement those solutions in a way that allows for continuous improvement. We need to create a process for learning, so that we can continue to improve and evolve our practices. And finally, we need to embrace change, and be willing to learn and grow as an organisation. Only then will we be able to achieve success in lean transformation.
Overcoming the challenges.
One of the biggest challenges when it comes to lean transformation is that it’s not easy. It takes a lot of time, effort, and commitment to see results. And even then, there is no guarantee of success. This is due in part to the fact that lean transformation is a continuous journey, rather than a one-time event. There are no shortcuts or easy answers – it takes hard work and dedication to achieve long-term success.
So what are some of the key factors that contribute to successful lean transformations? Here are just a few:
Leadership commitment and support – Senior leaders need to be on board with the transformation initiative, and provide the necessary resources and backing to make it successful.
Employee engagement and ownership – Employees need to be actively involved in the transformation process, and feel like they are part of the team. They need to understand why the changes are being made, and what their role is in making them a success. You need to tune into the radio station “Wii FM”. What’s in it for me?
Continuous improvement – Lean transformation is not a one-time event – it’s an ongoing journey that requires continuous improvement and refinement.
These are just a few of the factors that contribute to successful lean transformations. It’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, and every organisation is different. The key is to find what works best for you, and stick with it.
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On the 10th of January 2022, I arrived for my first day in the office at my new job in Traralgon, having moved all away from Melbourne a few days prior. Based on the interview process and my research into the company, it definitely seemed like a good fit, I was still a little nervous and unsure what to expect.
Things started off well at In2 Project Management from day one. This company was pretty organised in terms of being ready for new hires. I had my schedule before the day began, and when I got to the office, my computer and desk were waiting for me. The work environment is very comfortable and relaxed which means you can take little breaks when you like or go and take a walk around the beautiful town. The positives of my time at In2 Project Management so far include the opportunities to spend time with great people. In between all of socialising, I’ve been doing some actual work, and so far, it has been a very positive experience.
A large part of what I was looking for in this job was to learn, and in the first month, this job has met that criterion. Not only have I enjoyed the work I’ve done in my first month, but I’ve also enjoyed the people I’ve worked with. I really appreciate the opportunity to work closely with and learn from my colleagues, and I particularly appreciate the guidance and mentoring along my journey. Another thing that I’m very happy about is the support I’m receiving from the team to help me with whatever I need to feel comfortable. Asking for help is not easy for me, but I know that when I do ask for help, that support is available, and I’m very grateful for that.
I know I’m still in the early stages of this job, and things will continue to change and evolve during my time here. But for the most part, things have started off well and I’m very happy with my job and the company. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and I’m excited to see what happens for me over the coming months.