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Leading Edge Group delivers Lean consulting support at all levels for a variety of organizations internationally. We can provide an insight, based on international best practice deployments, to assist providers and users of the service to achieve transformative results for long term success and sustainability.

Our experience in providing Lean support across the globe has enabled us to gain an in-depth perspective on best practice Lean deployments across a variety of jurisdictions. This perspective and experience has, in turn, provided the basis for ongoing development of new and innovative product and service offerings that are internationally recognized.

Lean Transformation

Lean transformation is the process of using Lean practices and digital technologies to improve operational performance and customer experiences. It will drive innovation across your teams and enable you to successfully evolve your organization. 

Using our Lean transformation framework to enable Lean transformation creates an environment where the benefits of implementing Lean can be seen easily. Using qualified and experienced lean consultants with skills specific to your industry, we can help you gain the benefits of Lean throughout your organization.

Lean Transformation Framework

Our Lean transformation framework is designed to support the individual needs of each facility or business unit within an organization. This journey takes your organization from daily firefighting and silo-managed processes to work area self-reliance and sustained growth. 

The framework builds upon established methodologies such as Lean, Agile and other operational excellence models and international standards in areas including digital transformation and climate action. The aim is to create one single approach to operational excellence.

How Does Lean Transformation Affect Your Business?

Lean transformation is a process that involves a fundamental change in the way a business operates, with the aim of reducing waste and improving efficiency. It involves identifying and eliminating non-value-added activities, streamlining processes, and improving the flow of value through the organization.

The impact of a Lean transformation can vary depending on the size and complexity of the business, as well as the degree of commitment and effort invested in the process. However, some common ways that a lean transformation can affect a business include:

Increased efficiency and quality while reducing waste

Implementing Lean methodologies in organizations across industries leads to increased productivity, reduced waste, and improved quality. By eliminating non-value-added activities and streamlining processes, employees can work more efficiently. 

Targeting various forms of waste, such as overproduction, excess inventory, defects, unnecessary transportation, and waiting time, results in cost reduction and improved overall efficiency. 

The emphasis on quality control and defect prevention through techniques like mistake-proofing (poka-yoke) and continuous improvement helps enhance the quality of products and services.

Enhanced customer satisfaction and reduced lead time

By prioritizing the understanding of customer needs, eliminating waste, improving quality, and optimizing processes, organizations can deliver value and exceed customer expectations and can achieve remarkable results in customer satisfaction. 

This leads to increased customer loyalty, positive word-of-mouth, and faster response times to customer demands, improving overall agility.

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Empowered employees

By fostering employee involvement, empowerment, and continuous learning, Lean methodologies create a culture of continuous improvement and enhance job satisfaction and motivation. Organizations have been able to increase their capacity to meet customer demand without additional resources or investment. 

Additionally, Lean transformations result in significant cost savings through waste reduction, increased efficiency, and enhanced productivity. These savings are achieved through reduced inventory carrying costs, minimized rework and defects, and optimized resource allocation.

Cultural change towards continuous improvement

Implementing Lean methodologies brings sustainable improvements and fosters a cultural change towards continuous improvement, teamwork, and a customer-centric approach. 

Lean is not a one-time project but a continuous improvement philosophy that establishes a culture of ongoing advancement. This culture engages employees in problem-solving and drives sustainable results over the long term.

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Our Approach

Rather than juggling the demands of efficiency, operational capacity, digitalization, and carbon reduction targets, we focus on a system that gathers all of the elements into one to develop an integrated approach for your business.

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Step 1: Audit and Discovery

This involves assessing the current state of the organization and its processes to gain a comprehensive understanding of the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.
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Step 2: Develop a Tailored Plan

Based on the findings from the audit, a customized plan is created. This plan outlines the goals and resources required for the successful implementation of Lean.
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Step 3: Implementation

This step involves executing the strategies outlined in the plan, introducing process changes, and adopting Lean methodologies. Throughout this phase, regular evaluation, and feedback mechanisms are put in place to track progress.

What Kind of Results Can You Expect?

It’s important to note that the actual results of a Lean transformation can vary based on the organization’s specific circumstances, commitment to change, and effective implementation. 

Additionally, it may take time to realize the full benefits of Lean as the transformation progresses and matures within the organization.

  • Productivity – 20% average increase in productivity
  • Waste Reduction – 35% average waste reduction
  • Quality – 30% reduction in defects
  • Customer Satisfaction – 40% increase in customer satisfaction scores
  • Lead Time – 50% average reduction of lead time
  • Employee Engagement – 30% increase in employee satisfaction
  • Savings – 30% optimization of resource allocation
  • Capacity – 25% increase in production capacity
  • Growth – 15% annual improvement in key performance metrics

Our Clients

We have collaborated with numerous organizations, spanning both the public and private sectors, across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, local government, and manufacturing. Our experience encompasses working with over 1000 organizations, including:

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Unlock Your Organization’s True Potential with Leading Edge Group: Transforming Experts into Catalysts of Positive Change. At Leading Edge Group, we understand that true progress lies in the hands of experts—the managers, operators, and members of various departments across organizations and businesses. Since our establishment in 1995 by CEO Joe Aherne, we have been dedicated to empowering these professionals and helping them unleash their organization’s full potential.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are Lean Consultants?

Lean consultants are experts in Lean management, specializing in process improvement, waste reduction, and operational excellence. They help organizations implement Lean methodologies, streamline processes, and achieve efficiency gains, ultimately driving customer value and organizational success.


What Skills are Required for Lean Consultants?

Skills required for Lean consultants include expertise in Lean principles and tools, strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, effective communication and facilitation skills, project management proficiency, change management expertise, and the ability to collaborate and drive continuous improvement within organizations.


Who Can Benefit From Lean Consulting?

Any organization across various industries can benefit from Lean consulting, including manufacturing, healthcare, services, government, and more. Companies seeking to improve operational efficiency, reduce waste, enhance customer value, and drive continuous improvement can gain significant value from engaging with Lean consultants.


Is Lean Consulting Worth It?

Lean consulting can be highly valuable for organizations seeking to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, enhance quality, and drive customer satisfaction. By leveraging the expertise of Lean consultants, businesses can achieve significant process improvements and long-term cost savings, making Lean consulting worth the investment.

Any questions?

If you have any further questions, or want to register a group, get in touch:

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