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C & A Consulting

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Shingo Model Operational Excellence Consulting

If you’re wondering, “Are there effective and efficient business consultants?” you’ve come to the right place. As a premier consulting firm, C & A Consulting will help you transform your entire organization into a Lean culture that works together. Our Shingo Model Operational Excellence consulting services allow you to achieve continuous improvement in your operations, customer satisfaction, and long-term sustainable growth. By partnering with your leadership, we determine the best strategy to focus on cost reduction, throughput improvements, operational effectiveness, quality improvements, and team building. The goal is a world-class supply chain to customer value stream. By implementing our systematic approach of Operational Excellence, companies experience higher profit margins, increased productivity, superior product quality, and positive working environment. Operational Excellence is the umbrella for Innovative Design, Lean Culture, Six Sigma Quality and Customer Focus Services. All can help you achieve "World-Class Excellence!"

Operational Excellence Consulting - Lean Transformation

C & A Consulting works with customer teams, using data to identify process inefficiencies and jointly implement solutions. We would be happy to provide a Lean Assessment of our client's supplier-to-customer value stream. Along with your leadership team, we'll develop a Lean transformation strategy as a road map for building team capabilities and implementing continuous improvements in the whole organization. Our holistic approach increases product quality, productivity, and on-time delivery, from supplier through manufacturing and right on to the customer.

Critical Business Situations

If your company is experiencing a critical business situation or production crisis (such as severe quality issues, lack of capacity, new product launch delays, or product backlogs), C & A Consulting specializes in partnering, analyzing, and solving the crisis.  We want your "worst-case problem" to solve.  We have Lean Sensei and Master Black Belts that work alongside your team to resolve critical issues. Our Lean Six Sigma problem-solving process will help you quickly determine the root cause while developing both short-term and long-term permanent solutions.

Shingo Model Leadership and Lean Culture

C & A Consulting will train and coach your leadership, the Shingo Model, to transition from traditional management skills to a direction that builds on trust, respect, collaboration, innovation, empowerment, and humility. We will partner with your leadership team to create the culture transformation strategy for achieving excellent results from your self-directed teams. The culture transformation strategy will be aligned to your guiding principles and organizational systems to drive the ideal behaviors for exceeding goals and objectives. Our team and your leadership will train, coach, and mentor the self-directed teams to develop an environment where each employee has a relentless quest to make things better.

Future Lean Layout - case studies link below

Another part of C & A Lean Transformation capability is Future Lean Layouts.  With facility planning knowledge that spans two decades, C & A Consulting team helps you smooth out your plant wrinkles so that your product flows efficiently. Our tools and methodologies will ensure minimal inventory, optimal throughput flexibility, and disruption-free flow of material. We work with you and your facilities engineering, implementing Lean services that eliminate costly capital investment without sacrificing results. You'll benefit from processes that have been uniquely tailored to your organization, reducing waste and mistakes and fostering communication among teams. Contact us today to learn more about our lean consulting services.

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Future Lean layout case studies

Complimentary Lean Rapid Plant Assessment (RPA) – The Lean Rapid Plant Assessment (RPA) process is designed to give the global community a fast, simple, and effective method to measure the lean performance of existing manufacturing and service industries against a standard set of expectations.

RPA has been used in over 440 times in more than 230 manufacturing and service industries from automotive suppliers, aerospace companies, medical devices plants, pharmaceutical facilities, book manufacturers, and microbreweries from 1998 to 2018.

Inputs to the assessment process are plant tour observations made during a typical plant visit and factory tour. Time to conduct the tour should be from 30 minutes to a few hours.

Outputs from the assessment process is an overall score, relative to a general manufacturing database.

First impression of a plant’s lean manufacturing capabilities.

Lean Rapid Plant Assessment Sample

Need Help with Operational Excellence, Critical Business Problems or Complimentary Lean RPA? Contact Us Today!

Thank you for your interest in our training, mentoring, and consulting. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Consulting Testimonials

“We covered significant ground in a relatively short period of time and did so despite our organization's lack of a holistic understanding of how transactions actually”

- Daryl Care, Chief Technical Officer at Lincoln Solutions

“I have high expectations to begin with but I thought that RC was extremely good at getting the team to open up and interact with him.”

- Bob Clements, Chief Executive Officer at Lincoln Learning Solutions