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Delivering Significant, Cost-Saving Operational Results-- Fast

Operations excellence is not new. In fact, a recent survey found that over 70 percent of U.S. manufacturers have implemented some version of Lean or Six Sigma.

But where are the results? Despite wide implementation of Lean, Six Sigma, and other programs, less than 25 percent of organizations report having made significant progress toward achieving their operations excellence goals. Ultimately, most are still hindered by product quality issues, late deliveries, or high operating costs—and the resulting negative impact on financial performance.

Often, operational excellence is treated as a program, not a tool for gaining competitiveness. These programs are rarely integrated into the business objectives, and are thus treated like something extra to do, rather than part of the job. As result, the “improvement” projects are implemented ad-hoc or worse, treated like a training program with no accountability for results.

The TLS Methodology: Driving Continuous Improvement with an Integrated, Systematic Approach

We employ the TLS Methodology—which combines the best practices from Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma—to drive continuous process improvement, reducing waste, variation, costs, and cycle time.

TLS is a focused approach that ties local process improvements to the bottom line, establishing a firm link between the business objectives, and the processes and behaviors that drive results. Double-blind studies have found that the TLS combination delivers 15 times the results of Lean alone and 23 times the results of Six Sigma alone.

The Path Forward to Improving Overall Company Performance

Explore our recent operations excellence projects to learn more about benefits of the TLS Methodology and see how others have achieved realize significant time and cost savings. Contact us today to discuss the right solutions for your organization.