We offer expertise, coaching, and hands-on realization support for manufacturers, technology firms, and service providers to set operational benchmarks with Lean.
Do you have a great vision established, but the operational capabilities are not up to par for achieving breakthrough objective? Are your ambitions for growth being hindered by ineffective ways of working, complex setups, redundancy, and outdated systems? Are your customers unhappy with quality or delivery, is profitability hurt by inefficient processes, are employees complaining about stress and overload, or do investors expect a higher return? In all those cases you have an operational business problem and we from Leanmap Consulting will help you with Operations Transformation to solve it by delayering structures, simplifying flows, streamlining processes, reducing effort and cycle times to become more agile in delivering products and services to the market. All this is possible without hiring a large and costly consulting team, just by partnering with one of our experts to guide your team through the transformation cycle.
Cases, when to engage us:
- Stress from persistent underperformance
- Complex structures, inefficient processes
- Defects and delays hurt competitiveness
- Growth hampered by internal constraints
- Inconsistent and/or unpredictable output
Clients, for whom we work:
- Business leaders (CEO, COO, CFO)
- Investors and business owners
- Directors from industry, technology, service
- Any executive under pressure to fix an underperforming operation or who is striving for a world-class level to create a competitive advantage
Services, what we offer:
- Operational constraints elimination to meet customer demand
- Business process redesign for end-end flow of goods and information
- Agile organization redesign to shorten response and lead times
- Lean office design, Lean engineering, Lean administration (SG&A)
- Lean factory design, Greenfield layout based on laminar flow concept
- Brownfield conversions, making old factories fit for the 21st century
Benefits, what you gain:
- Streamlined processes, laminar flow of goods and information
- Delayered organizational structures, right-sized span of control
- Rationalized factories, office operations, operational footprint
- Agile organization to respond quickly to customer needs
- Significant and sustainable gains in quality, productivity, cost
- A competitive advantage from world-class agility and efficiency
Clients Across Industries Rely on Leanmap to Restructure, Stabilize, and Expand Their Operations
By solving operational constraints, streamlining processes, laying-out new factories and service centers, rationalizing the operating footprint, and bringing mission-critical projects on track, those companies report stellar performance results from significantly-reduced complexity, defect rate, lead times, costs.
An operations transformation engagement typically consist of an Operations Diagnostics to identify opportunities, develop solutions in Consulting Sessions, build capabilities in Academy Seminars, and guide the transformation by Lean Experts, until targets are achieved and systems are in place to sustain them.
The History of Leanmap
The company was founded in early 2005 by an operations manager turned consultant Joerg Muenzing and a retired partner from a Big 4 consulting firm to help global manufacturers “fix” their factories in China that were struggling to meet quality and throughput requirements.
The first year already started with high-stake projects and a steep ramp-up: factory consolidation program to maximize operational efficiency for appliances, engineering transformation to shorten time-to-market (TTM) for consumer electronics, right-sizing the product portfolio of garment, and streamlining the sales and operations (S&OP) process to deliver products to US retailers the right time, cost, and quality.
The breakthrough happened shortly after an ex-partner of a leading consulting firm (MBB) hired Leanmap to help their operations team execute a global transformation program. Since then, Leanmap became a long-term partner (the median engagement is over 5 years) for many medium-size and even large-cap organizations to create a competitive edge through operational transformation. We also can help you with “Navigating to Results”.
Measuring Success in Consulting Projects
We measure our success by the results our clients achieve. Two critical metrics for operations consulting are return on investment (ROI), gains relative to costs, and client satisfaction or rebooking rate. Of 134 engagements in 15 years, 96% clients hired us again to run new programs, extending scope and scale.
When Clients Come Back for More
“Navigating to Results” sets us apart from traditional operations consulting firms simply because we simultaneously address people, processes, and systems, ensuring that results are not only discussed but also actually achieved. We act as partners to our clients, providing end-to-end services, from the initial diagnostics to leading a global transformation program. With our deep technical knowledge, proven Lean management expertise, and cross-cultural skills from leading teams worldwide, we implement changes that bring businesses to the next level. We emphasize cooperation, roll up our sleeves, and work side by side with your team, leading people through the critical change process until gains are realized, and skills and systems are in place to sustain them.
We mobilize people to make things happen, guiding them through the change process to ensure that improvements are not only talked about, but also implemented.
We create real impact, helping clients with rapid performance boosts that result in lower costs and more efficient processes, and a stronger market position in the long-term.
We foster a culture of continuous improvement; by training people and systemizing processes we ensure that gains are achieved and sustained even long after we are gone.
We accelerate your improvement journey to attain your breakthrough objectives much faster than going alone.
We help manufacturers and service providers with rapid performance boosts, resulting in significantly-lower cost and a stronger market position long term.
Building a “Lean Machine” to consistently deliver outstanding results that delight customers, are envied by the competition, and blow investors away.