Through his international research and consulting with leading global companies, Marton Marosszeky has developed a framework to support companies in the effective deployment of lean thinking in their businesses,
helping each to focus on its own priorities and goals.
Maximising value for your customer is at the heart of lean. In construction supply chains, we have found that many suppliers believe the head contractor is their one and only customer, because they pay the bill. Suppliers are barely aware of the needs of the following trade or end user. We help teams to recognise their internal and external customers’ needs and how to use feedback at handover to drive continuous improvement.
The ultimate challenge for any enterprise is to create vitalised and agile supply chains. Leading enterprises develop supply chains that thrive on reliable practices and behaviours, problem solving capability, respect and innovation. Strong leadership not only defines the vision, it leads and monitors the implementation strategy. Leadership should not only set expectations, but demand feedback so it can provide ongoing direction.
Co-Reliance driving true collaboration
Co-reliance is the recognition supply chain members that they rely on each other for business sustainability. We help supply chain team members understand this at a core level. Co-reliant teams learn to jointly surface and solve problems, truly collaborate and drive innovation.
Language in action
We advocate that efficient projects are the result of a network of reliable commitments. We improve communication by creating an understanding of the basis of sound requesting and reliable promising.
Visual information is used to describe plans, work processes, progress, commitments, current problems, and performance. The visual workplace focuses attention on the drivers of success. Visual cues prompt action.
Robust planning leads to reliable workflow. We teach the Last Planner System®, including pull planning, making work ready, analysing the reasons for plan failure. Reliable workflow underpins improvements in safety, quality and productivity.
Standard Work reduces wasted effort, avoids error, and makes room for innovation. As work processes are standardised, behaviours and practices become more reliable, the workplace becomes more efficient, calmer, safer, and quality improves. This allows everyone’s focus to shift from fire-fighting to planning and innovation.
SKILLED PLANNING ATTRACTS THE BEST SUBBIES
We can help your teams to improving plan reliability by up to 33%, and research has proven that this can increase subcontract labour productivity by up to 25%. Robust planning based on the Last Planner System® leads to reliable workflow. We teach pull planning, making work ready, analysing the reasons for plan failure. Reliable workflow also underpins improvements in safety, quality and productivity.