“Unveiling the 5 Secrets of Lean
Manufacturing Training and Consulting” – 21st July 2016
Lean Manufacturing Training and Consulting is beyond the
routine understanding of Lean pillars and tools than taught.
It has deeper insight, the Lean iceberg is bigger, deeper and
beautiful than it seems.
5 Secrets of Lean Manufacturing Training and Consulting:
- Training and consulting though treated as different
domains are highly interconnected. Only good trainers can be
good consultants – no second thoughts on that. Good trainers
are able to lay the foundations in the subconscious of the
participants; energizing them and enabling them lead the
progressive and positive change journey. Consultants command
respect only and only if they are good trainers.
- The internal roadblocks to change can metamorphose into
true change leaders, if dealt, psychologically. Such
resistance creators within the organizations are the real
challenges for the Lean Trainers and consultants; in fact
great teachers who ensure enough exercises have been done
before the quantum leap. Later, they become capable enough
to show the way forward.
- All Lean Manufacturing tools and pillars are easy enough
to understand – need a bit of commonsense approach, which is
highly uncommon. The commonsense is aroused within
individuals if the training and consulting are done on a
thematic approach, which aligns the organization in
totality. Individually, though many would be efficient, it
is important for the entire value chain and the organization
to be effective. Effectiveness overrules efficiency.
Effectiveness, is the new mantra, efficiency is now
- Monetary gains by organizations are an important aspect,
but not the only. Lean Management Consultants need to train
and consult on foundations - culture development, create a
learning organization, with several intangible benefits
rather than monetary alone. Organizations need to understand
and imbibe the philosophy that “Life is beyond money and
Business is beyond excel sheets “. Total Human Management
(THM) is one of the key pillars for success.
- Lean is a journey of waves, may be sin waves or cos waves
depending upon the TOP management commitment. Good that it
is never linear, therefore helps the organization introspect
frequently. Whatever the ups and downs at any moment, the
resultant is always progressive and positive.
The author is Nilesh Arora: Founder – Partner, AddValue
Consulting Inc. (AVCI). He is a Lean Trainer and Consultant,
Strategic Management Expert and a Business Coach. He has
been consulting several organizations in Asia Pacific –
Africa – Australia. He coaches business leaders across an
array of industrial and business sectors and also serves as
an independent director on board of many organizations. He
is the pioneer of Total Lean Management (TLM) model and 9
Steps to Building World Class Organizations. With his work
experience spanning across continents, Nilesh exercises a
high degree of discretion, mature judgment and tact in
handling family businesses. His experience, skills and
qualities perfectly match his passion for Change Management.
AVCI specializes in Operations Excellence, Team Excellence
and Business Excellence for Adding Value in Totality!!
Thereby turning around organizations for growth and
sustained profitability. AVCI has assisted more than 250
organizations over the last decade. ADDVALUE has been
awarded the Best Performing Consulting Organization – 2014.
For more details, please log on to www.avci-lean.com.