Genba Kanri Consultants
We are a consortium of independent consultancies who have worked for and with companies applying world class manufacturing techniques.
We recognise that there are a plethora of tools, techniques, buzzwords and approaches around, and that - despite ever-increasing pressures in the market place - people can weary of new initiatives. Genba Kanri consolidates and builds on existing strengths to develop an integrated approach to managing the value-adding process.
Over the years we have developed expertise in twenty main areas which reflect the health of a manufacturing business. They are grouped under the headings of Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety & Environment, Organisation and People. We have a system for diagnosing the prevailing conditions, and programmes for making improvement in all areas. These are not theoretical or academic approaches, but tried and tested practical means of making a difference up to the point where the client achieves sufficient momentum for self-sufficiency. We do not seek to create dependency in clients, and recognise that some require very discrete and rapid solutions to particular problems.
We network with others where specialist expertise is required. Our links to the JMA (Japan Management Association - umbrella organisation for such prestigious bodies as JIPM, JIPC, JAMC etc.) ensure that we stay abreast of cutting-edge approaches, whilst tailoring solutions to suit clients' own circumstances.
A much simplified summary of the approach in genba:
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