Catherine Jones (Hi Gemba)
|Last online||17th Jan 2013|
|Member since||12th Dec 2010|
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|Number of posts||16|
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|Training and development|
|Lean Sigma Business Strategy|
|Business Coaching /Lifestyle Coaching|
|Coaching and change|
Continuous Improvement for your Business using Lean Sigma
Develop Your Staff and Improve Your Processes
Whatever your marketplace, by mapping your processes you can gain a real understanding of how your business works. This helps you to identify areas for improvement and ways to eliminate waste.
Application of a Hi-Gemba ‘Learning Needs Analysis’ (LNA) will determine the skills needed by the people in your business and areas for their development. We will then design and deliver training strategies tailor-made to be of maximum benefit to your business.
And this need not be a one-off exercise: Hi-Gemba can also identify and deliver the necessary information, training and support to implement Lean Sigma in your workplace for the future. The appropriate Lean Sigma training and support can then form the basis of a Continual Improvement Strategy (CI) for the business.
The Lean Sigma approach can be applied to any workplace, be that in manufacturing or the service sector. However, to be successful there are a number of key stages which should always be followed:
- Define the operation
- Measure the standardised operation (find cycle time and amount of in-process inventory)
- Compare measurements against requirements
- Innovate to meet requirements and increase productivity
- Standardise the new, improved operations
The importance of GEMBA!
- It means ‘the real place’, or the place where ‘value’ is created.
- In business, all value-adding activities occur in ‘Gemba’. That could be the lab or design table in business development, the shop floor in manufacturing or the retail outlet in service provision.
- Gemba is the source of vital information!
If you want to
- Improve quality
- Have more productive staff
- Improve efficiency
- Be able to deliver on time
- Improve customers’ perception
For more information visit our website or email us today.
My background is in science; working in the civil service for many years. While the organisation I worked for was being prepared for privatisation, we continually had to adapt to change. Consequently I understand how difficult it can be to introduce change and how important it is to get the commitment of everyone involved in order to make it succeed.
During this time I became a Lean Sigma Practitioner and now use these skills to help all kinds of businesses. At Hi-Gemba we can provide the necessary information and support to implement Lean Sigma in your workplace.
I am an experienced trainer and Lean Sigma practitioner. After spending my career in a scientific role I decided it was time for a change. So now I am putting my experiences of having worked in an orgaisation undergoing continuous change to support others in the improvement of processes and developemnt of people.
I have a degree in Applied Chemistry, I am accredited to 'Green Belt' in Lean Sigma and a qualified trainer