We provide Blue Chip business consultancy at affordable prices.
We are a company with many years of experience in a wide range of industries, dedicated to help you improve your profitability.
Our role is to help maximise the contribution that people can make to improve their own companies and to be the catalyst of improvement initiatives by providing the necessary tools, techniques and support.
Responding to a changing world!
In response to the unique set of circumstances posed by the Covid-19 epidemic, it is important to give people the skills to thrive in a more challenging business environment.
How do we deliver these tools?
Increasingly, client requirements are for our support courses and mentoring to be delivered as a series of 1 or 2-hour on-line webinars delivered at a time and frequency to suit their convenience.
We believe this to be the most efficient and cost-effective mode of delivering training and support – particularly in these trying times.
We have the experience and specialist skills that enable our courses and support initiatives to be delivered using both traditional methods or using the latest on-line and multi-media tools.
This means that we can design and deliver the learning in the form and delivery times that best suits you.
In this way companies can:
- Design a unique support programme that meets their exact needs.
- Progress at a pace that suits them and least disrupts their day to day activities.
- Undertake work-based projects where they deploy the techniques they have been taught.
New range of courses
In addition to our long-standing range of Lean and Leadership courses, we have developed a series of modules which seek to enhance the strategic skills of managers to meet the demands of the post-Covid world.
These include:(click on the link for details).
- From Pandemic to Prosperity : Tools for recovery.
- Writing a Business Plan for the post-Covid world.
- How to embrace and exploit the technologies of Industry 4.0.
- Communicating effectively with your colleagues.
- New Product and Process Development.
- Capacity and Inventory management.
- Supply Chain Management in the post-Covid world.
- Kaizen : continuous improvement tools and skills.
- Project management in a post-Covid world.
- Leadership skills for the 2020’s
These new courses fit in perfectly with our tried and tested range of courses:
Dr. John’s Lean Toolkit
Based on techniques deployed, honed and optimised in over 200 companies in at least 15 industries, we have developed a series of tools and techniques to help companies achieve World Class standards.
What’s contained in toolkit? (click on the link for details).
Developing a safe and well-organised Workplace : The MODULAR 5S programme.
Are you sweating your assets? : MAINTENANCE BEST PRACTICE (T.P.M.).
Profit from product change efficiency : Grand Prix Style S.M.E.D. Changeovers.
Losing money from your Process Pipe ? : WASTE MANAGEMENT.
Preventing things from going wrong : FAILURE MODE AND EFFECTS ANALYSIS.
Removing inefficiency from your supply chain? : VALUE STREAM MAPPING.
How cost effective is your design process? : DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING.
Can you make it at a profit? : Understanding your PROCESS CAPABILITY.
- Reducing product and process variability using STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL
SOLVING OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS in a systematic way.
- CAPACITY CASCADE ANALYSIS AND THE USE OF O.E.E. to prioritise improvement programmes .
More details of these and all the other courses we provide are outlined in the What We Offer section of the website.
We can design a support and mentoring programme from our extensive range of training resources to match your exact needs and circumstances.
A Leader In The Industry
Our USP in all of this : making it easy for your organisation and your people to learn up-to-date skills using the most effective methods at the most convenient time!
Improvement techniques will focus on addressing specific business issues within your organisation so that their relevance can be clearly illustrated.
- People are being trained, but also being prepared to solve real business problems
- The modularised structure of our support programmes, allows for a practical project to run alongside the course
- Each module will be designed to suit the exact client needs for both content and delivery method.
“Dr. John Thomas has worked for DS Smith for over 20 years initially as an employee and latterly as a consultant, supplying operational improvement services such as Lean, 5S, Manufacturing Audits and various other training and consultancy services.
During his time with DS Smith, John transformed many of our sites into beacons of excellence, working with local managers and crews, building engagement and commitment so that the improvements have been sustained.
I would have no hesitation in recommending John for any business/operational transformation projects where engagement and pragmatic solutions are key.”
“Dr. John has delivered results within my businesses on numerous occasions. The great thing for me, is that John not only delivers results, but he makes it easy for me in doing so, as he is exceptionally good at quickly understanding how an organisation works, and focusing his efforts in the right places. He is able to work with everyone, from Line Operators to Managing Directors, which many may claim to be able to do, but few can actually do as well as John. I’ve experienced the good, the bad and the indifferent when it comes to external consultants over the years . . . & John is ‘excellent’ ! It’s all about results!”
Some of our clients