S A Partners in Australia

I have been a partner with S A Partners for over 15 years and MD of the Asia Pacific team since we opened our office in Australia in 2011. Since then we have worked with some of Australia’s leading organisations and developed a number of expert interventions to help organisations embed an enterprise wide culture of Lean/Continuous Improvement.

Our Consulting team works from bases in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Auckland and also extensively in Asia. Everyone in the team has a minimum 15 years’ experience of implementing business improvement gained in some of the world’s leading organisations.

What sets us apart from other Lean Consultants is our approach which is to help organisations to develop a culture where Lean/CI becomes a way of life and can be sustained. We do this by showing organisations how to align business improvement activities with their strategic objectives and engage everyone in the business.

Our training programmes include full certified Lean/CI qualifications which are aligned with Cardiff University’s Lean Competency System, an international recognised Lean qualification framework. Since 2013 we have certified over 1000 people in Australia and New Zealand.

As well as consulting and training we offer Lean Maturity Assessments and Enterprise wide team accreditation, so that you can see how far you have come on the Lean journey and what areas you need to focus on to progress further.

I spend a lot of my time working with senior teams in Financial Services, Health and Defence, and Local Government helping them to develop a sustainable Lean Business System through our Lean Leadership programme. These are our most popular workshops and are delivered several times a month in house or as open public events.

In 2013 we began working with the Shingo Institute and we are their only Australian based affiliates formally accredited to deliver Shingo programs.  These are workshops for senior managers hosted in company or at exemplar Lean facilities and combine classroom learning with practical hands on learning by doing.

We have a regular programme of public workshops and each year we host a Lean/CI Conference and invite some of our clients to share their stories.