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    The aim of this site is to share knowledge, resources and experience with others who are keen to increase performance through continuous improvement. At KPS we work with businesses enabling them to grow and improve productivity whilst developing their individuals and teams.

    Our team of highly experienced specialists provide a broad range of Business Development, Marketing and Operational expertise.

  • Online Lean Benchmarking

    Benchmarking orgnanizations in a similar industry or sector, provides a focus for improvement and can give a business that vital competitive edge.

    This web based self assessment tool identifies current strengths and improvement targets across seven Lean competencies.

    The personalised report provides a detailed gap analysis as well as a series of key recommendations and actions required to take your organisation to the next level.

  • Online Sales Benchmarking

    Benchmarking orgnanizations in a similar industry or sector, provides a focus for improvement and can give a business that vital competitive edge.

    This web based self assessment tool identifies current strengths and improvement targets across seven Lean competencies.

    The personalised report provides a detailed gap analysis as well as a series of key recommendations and actions required to take your organisation to the next level.

  • Lean Benchmarking

    Do you need to reduce lead times, increase 'right first time' quality performance or improve productivity and bottom line profits?

    Organisations that develop Lean systems are more competitive and increase their profitability in spite of tough market conditions.

    This on site assessment carried out by a seasoned Lean practitioner benchmarks performance against businesses in a similar industry or sector.

  • Skills Coaching

    How are you developing the potential leaders within your business?

    Skills Coaching enables an organisation to tap into hidden capabilities, motivate key individuals and grow potential leaders.

    Through a series of monthly one to one sessions we work through nine recognised leadership competencies. The coaching sessions are designed to develop the necessary skills required in order to deliver the stated business objectives.

Monthly Archives: December 2009

LEAN will not make you GREEN

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According to the Carbon Trust, Businesses that take action to reduce their carbon footprint benefit from reduced energy costs, an enhanced reputation, motivated employees and in so doing can meet their regulatory obligations. (download free guides at end of page) & some commentators suggest that adopting Lean principles across the organisation is the answer…but are they right? Well […]

“There are three kinds of leaders…Those that tell you what to do…Those that allow you to do what you want…and Lean leaders that come down to the work place and help you figure it out.” (John Shook). For me this quote highlights really well the critical importance of ‘Lean Leadership’.This is all well and good, but how […]

Best Practice Clubs

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Mark Knowlton at KPS has been working with The Manufacturing Advisory Service in the South East (MAS-SE) to develop a regional network of Best Practice Clubs. This short video provides a good insight to the clubs with members talking about the benefits of getting involved. The Best Practice Clubs encourage participants to help each other with their […]

The Future of Manufacturing?

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Price Waterhouse Coopers have published a report entitled ‘The Future of Manufacturing: reports of its death are greatly exaggerated’  To summarise, it reccomends Manufacturing Leaders should: Focus on Knowledge, not products Take a global perspective Take advantage of the government – don’t be afraid to lobby Be a champion for your business and industry Take advantage of the down […]

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