Our success in meeting our own challenges has shaped our unique approach to consultancy
One of the UK’s leading water utility companies needed help to create a more efficient process for identifying and repairing leaks across nine counties at the lowest acceptable cost.
The challenge was to avoid fines by the regulator by meeting annual leakage targets, and reducing unplanned interruptions to supply.
Our own experience has shown that a high level of employee engagement is the only way to sustain a new process.
Our practitioners began by engaging with employees, both management and front-line staff to fully understand the current processes for dealing with water leakage.
Using Lean tools and techniques the team was then able to identify areas of waste and opportunities for improvement. This led to the creation of a new single end-to-end process.
In addition, there was the need to develop frontline team members’ Lean skills to enable them to analyse, standardise and improve their work scheduling and empower them to solve issues quickly and effectively at their own levels.
By the end of the implementation, significant results had been achieved:
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