The Lean Management System

The competitiveness of any company can be unleashed by improving its operations through the identification of cost drivers and waste in all its forms. Through our modularised Lean Management System, companies can engage their staff by utilising tools and techniques that will:

  • improve throughput
  • reduce unit cost
  • improve productivity
  • reduce lead times

Many clients have reported excellent results through the:

  • implementation of good practices in profit
  • defect reduction
  • throughput improvement
  • engagement in people
  • innovations and many more

Enable the Lean Management System today

Lean serves as a strategy enabler. Once your strategy is defined, the Lean Management System acts as a tool to achieve these strategic objectives, measured through the Balanced Scorecard:

The People Cluster

Establish the basic building blocks for operational excellence.

The Daily Management System

Accelerates teamwork through meetings and visual scorecards.

Workplace Organisation

Through 5S improves productivity, safety and creates a functional and organised workplace in which people have pride, eliminate wasteful activities and where they become productive and effective.

Problem Solving

Creates thinking in people through the use of the A3 Problem Solving Tool (Root Cause Analysis, Kaizen Events and Rapid Improvement Projects).


Is a pre-requisite to establish respect between employees through Gemba (going to the workplace) walks and coaching Kata’s.

10 Wastes

Contributes to lowering costs by applying techniques that will first identify the waste and then eliminate it in all its forms.

Defining Quality

From a customer perspective.

Quality Assurance

In organisations rely on profound root cause analysis, preventing mistakes/errors, improving the quality of products as well as service levels to customers.

Process Capability

Establishes consistency in quality and reduces the variability through the Six Sigma approach.

Supplier Development

Strengthens the organisation’s delivery capacity for on time delivery and the consistent quality of products/services.


Drives cost effectiveness and Standard Operating Procedures builds sustainable delivery.

Asset Care

Through TPM improves OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness).

Creating Flow

And improving productivity.

Value Stream Mapping

Allows everyone to see the value adding and wasteful activities that will improve throughput and decrease turnaround times.

One-Piece Flow

Allows for identifying opportunities to create a rhythm to deliver according to demand.

Capacity Utilisation

Is determined by matching the effective use of labour resource requirements against standards.

Resource Conservation

Identifies opportunities to make effective use of materials, consumables and waste management.

Single Minute Exchange of Dies

(SMED) reduces non-production time and increases throughput.

Improving Delivery

And speed.

Pull/Push Kanban Systems

Establish a pull capacity according to demand.


Enables an organisation to have a flexible workforce capacity to meet ever changing customer demands.

Scheduling of Work

If done according to capacity, ensures on-time delivery.

Load Leveling

(Heijunka) ensures that workflow is balanced throughout the work process.

Takt Time

Creates rhythm for continuous delivery.

We have the ability to customise a Lean Continuous Improvement Capability for your organisation through a series of customised training material.

Business Strategy Formulation

Discover, maintain and adjust your business strategy to realise your company’s organisational goals and objectives. Position your company to grow and prosper by delivering its products and services to its customers fast and cost-effectively in order to meet the demand.

  • Define your company’s playing field through a compelling vision and mission
  • Scan and evaluate the business environment in which your company conducts its business by using different frameworks
  • Assess where your company and its products are on the S-curve life cycle
  • Define your company’s competitive advantage and subsequent core competencies
  • Define the steps for a change strategy for the business
  • Decide on a set of strategic goals
  • Align the company structure with strategy
  • Deploy and establish strategy implementation measurement, Key Performance Indicators cascading and alignment
  • Establish a business scorecard or balanced scorecard dashboard

Operational Excellence Maturity Assessment

Is your company ready to compete in your industry?

Our formal Operational Excellence Maturity Assessment can provide a gap analysis indicating your operational ability to compete in your industry. It provides the answers to determine how well you are implementing Lean and how operationally mature you are in order to deliver to the expectations of your clients/customers.

Rapid Improvement Projects

Companies are often aware of their concerns and know where and what they want to improve. However they often do not have the knowledge or time to solve these issues. Through a range of Industrial Engineering Techniques and Lean Operations Management practices, we can assist by implementing a series of rapid improvement projects.

  • Reduce customer complaints
  • Reduce waiting times at service desk
  • Improve production throughput
  • Analyse breakdown trends and improving OEE
  • Analyse good and bad” calls in your call center
  • Improve patient waiting times in Hospital Emergency Centres
  • Reduce water and electricity usage
  • Reducing debtor’s days
  • Analyse company defects and errors made
  • Improve absenteeism by analysis and correlation
  • Improve quality by reducing quality variability
  • Analyse and determine process capability

Executive Team Effectiveness

  • Executive Coaching

    Coaching ability is one of the fundamental competencies a manager/leader requires to maximise their employees’ potential. Through simple and effective Coaching Kata routines, executives will improve their leadership efficiency.

  • Executive Leadership Development

    SEMCO Style Leadership competencies

    Over the years, Ricardo Semler has fine-tuned his management approach and strengthened it with a theoretical foundation to create The Semco Style methodology. Semco Style builds on five pivotal principles that form the foundation for 15 key organisational pillars and over 100 powerful work practices, tried and tested over time.

    These principles go well beyond the notion of self-governance and are interdependent: eliminate one, and the others have much less impact and become far less meaningful.

    The successful implementation of the Semco Style yields many results:

    • Turning old corporate hierarchies into people centric, radical corporate democracies by delegating as much decision power to the workforce as rationally possible.
    • In 20 years’ time, Semco Group grew from 90 to 3000 workers, and
    • From $4 million dollars to $212 million dollars in annual revenue, with
    • An employee turnover of only 2%.

    As the Semco Partners grew, they started incorporating and collaborating with other international companies that also adopted the Semco Style. These new companies yielded an IRR of 46,5%. This is testament to the fact that even today, companies that adopt Semco Style are more effective, profitable and flexible, and have higher customer satisfaction and happier employees.

    The Semco Style Institute aims to fuel the ongoing evolution of the Semco Style by creating a community of Certified Consultants and Semco Style Change Makers who can learn from each other. Authentic Consulting is a registered master coach of the Semco Style.

    The SEMCO Style leadership competencies will strengthen your operations’ management principles and can grow your organisation’s ability to establish a continuous improvement capability in its people and processes.

  • 5 Principles 15 Pillars

    Evolving Practices

Rapid Organisation Assessment

Can your company really compete in your industry?

Our formal Organisation Maturity Assessment can provide a gap analysis indicating your operational ability to compete in your industry. It provides the answers to determine how well you are implementing Lean and how operationally mature you are in order to deliver to the expectations of your clients/customers.


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