leanPEP alters staff behaviours to implement 'Lean thinking' in your workplace.

leanPEP promotes 'Lean thinking' within organisations, reinforcing relevant behavioural changes and ensuring that the positive changes achieved are sustainable.

 

PEP application of 'Lean thinking'

As the global leader in performance effectiveness, PEPworldwide helps you to get the Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen principles really working in your office environment. Basic, easily applied information, tools and strategies are used to support the ‘Lean thinking’ methodology. Aiming to create sustainable behaviours, leanPEP helps employees to apply the fundamentals to their own work processes.

By helping people to become more organised and efficient in their roles, leanPEP achieves significant time and cost savings for organisations which support 'Lean thinking'.

leanPEP helps organisations to implement the 'Lean' methodology by instilling sustainable behaviours to maximise the benefits of the philosophy. It’s all about optimising the way in which employees use the available electronic tools to become more efficient and effective.

Based on a background of thorough research into behavioural change methodology and constantly evolving expertise, delivered by inspiring coaches who are passionate about what they teach, leanPEP can help your business realise its potential with 'Lean thinking'. Participants feel empowered and more satisfied and motivated in their work, leading to greater staff retention. There is no business more efficient than a leanPEP workplace!

leanPEP participants learn behaviours that support the 'Lean' ideology, and:

  • Are more productive and efficient in their work
  • Are able to allocate more time to completing the most important tasks
  • Benefit from a more organised and productive workspace
  • Reduce the level of physical and mental clutter in their working lives
  • Work better together in a team environment
  • Achieve sustainable, positive behavioural changes as they apply the 'Lean' principles directly to their own role
  • Create a happier and more empowering workplace
  • See significant positive changes in their bottom line.

Achieve productivity through simplicity with leanPEP’s '5s’ system

'Lean' philosophy’s ‘5s’ housekeeping system focuses on improving organisation, and leanPEP helps businesses to integrate and utilise these principles. Participants achieve a less cluttered workspace and streamline processes to maximise productivity, primarily through reducing the time spent searching for misplaced paper, files and supplies.

When businesses implement 'Lean' systems on their own, the result is often a flurry of enthusiastic cleaning and organising, which then subsides. However, PEPworldwide’s unique implementation approach ensures that behaviour changes are sustainable. A leanPEP system can be easily maintained and constantly improved: it simply becomes a way of life!

leanPEP’s 5s system:

  • Sort: The first step in the leanPEP process is to separate the useful from the unnecessary. Following this, the only things remaining in the workspace should be the tools and files actually required to do the job
  • Straighten: This involves ensuring that there is a place for everything, and everything should be in its place
  • Sweep & Shine: Once things are where they belong, participants ‘spring clean’ their work area
  • Standardise: Following implementation, this allows the principles to be sustained long-term. Routine refinement and preventative maintenance are performed to ensure that your workspace remains clean and organised
  • Sustain: At this stage, the above principles become a way of life. It is now easy to put new papers and files immediately into their place for efficient use at a later date, and a tidy workplace means that everyone can function at their best
  • Safety: Some companies adopt a 6s program, which also considers the streamlining of safety issues.

Achieve efficiency by eliminating waste

According to 'Lean' ideology, waste elimination is one of the most effective ways to increase profitability and improve performance. In 'Lean thinking', there are believed to be seven common forms of waste within organisations:

  1. Overproduction: Caused by large batch sizes, poor people utilisation, lack of customer focus and the idea that it is better to look busy. This waste adds a direct expense as well as consuming extra resources and creating unnecessary excess inventory
  2. Inventory: Consisting of any raw material, work in progress or finished goods to which value is not being added, too much inventory is a result of inaccurate forecasting and unbalanced production schedules. As well as adding cost, inventory also demands extra storage space and resources
  3. Motion: Excess movement is required where there is poor housekeeping, no standard operating procedures, or inadequate training. Motion creates a cost due to an interrupted workflow, the increased time taken to complete tasks and heightened injury risks
  4. Waiting: When people or parts are left waiting for other components of a work cycle to be completed, this disrupts continuity and delays completion of tasks, often causing a bottleneck effect
  5. Transportation: The unnecessary movement of parts due to badly designed systems, equipment sharing or complex material flows increases the time taken to complete a process, hence consuming valuable resources
  6. Over-processing: Working above and beyond what is necessary by spending too much time on or over-complicating tasks is wasteful. Often arising from out-of-date standards, a poor understanding of efficiency, or the attitude that it’s ‘always done like this’, this waste consumes resources and increases production time. This problem is particularly prevalent in organisations lacking innovation or a drive for improvement and which commonly have poor standard operational procedures
  7. Not Right First Time (Scrap, Rework, Defects): Poor processes and inaccurate machines, combined with a lack of skills, training and support, are all factors that contribute to this waste. By increasing costs and resource consumption, as well as interrupting workflow, it ultimately has a negative effect on customer confidence.

While supporting businesses in eliminating these wastes to achieve the highest productivity improvements possible, leanPEP comes into its own with what is thought to be the eighth waste: the under-utilisation of people.

Most businesses will agree that people are their greatest asset; it is therefore vital to learn how to get the best out of them. leanPEP gets people working productively and efficiently, empowering them so that they are happier and more motivated at work. leanPEP helps people to become more organised, focused and efficient in their roles. Stress levels are reduced due to daily time pressures being eased, and cost savings directly benefit the organisation’s bottom line.

Not 'Lean' when it comes to returns

Advocates of leanPEP worldwide tell us that they see an immediate return on investment from the program. For most, their investment is already returned solely on the implementation of the first three steps.

Our leanPEP programs are customised to align with each client’s objectives and transform workplaces to be efficient, effective and truly productive.

 

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What our clients say

"I gained immediate benefits from the program and found PEP to be very practical and straightforward. Other training programs assume you have prior knowledge of the techniques and strategies. PEP builds the foundations and works through the process. Thanks for your great program."

Stewart McCarthy, Team Leader, Primos Online Pty

"After the first day's session it was amazing how quickly the old paperwork gave me a chance to get used to the new skills and to practise them before going to the next step. The one-on-one coaching was very important and it was encouraging to know that the 'PEP coach' was coming back to keep me organised while I was turning these newly learned skills into a habit. I think this program would be beneficial for all office employees on all levels, even juniors before they get into bad habits."

Kelly Wickenton, Cashier Team Leader, Nestle Ice Cream

"I gained benefits from the program almost instantly. It improved my use of the tools at my disposal and within the week I was using my Lotus Notes better and really planning for those 'Big Rocks' in my business. PEP is much more practical than traditional training programs since it gets down and dirty with the true aspects of our working lives. I've never seen such a program before and would very much encourage anyone to do PEP."

Anthony Simpson, State Manager, National Bank

 
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