Many organizations face inefficiencies in their end-to-end flows; poor quality, unstable lead times, long lead times, and unnecessary inventories, to name a few. These inefficiencies are usually self-generated by different functions having an ‘island perspective’ instead of seeing the big picture. Each function focuses on its own goals and priorities without working together, resulting in sub-optimization which in turn causes a variety of waste and problems leading to dissatisfied customers.
In this program, Transforming End-to-End Flows, lean expert Niklas Modig provides a framework and methodology that systematically instructs and supports any team to identify, analyze and transform an end-to-end flow. Participants are divided into a cross-functional team focusing on improving one end-to-end flow at a time. The team gathers during nine interactive workshops where each member will prepare and analyze data in order to contribute to the understanding of the flow.
The program takes the cross-functional team through a nine-step development process wherein they are instructed on how to build up their own ‘digital big room,’ an online co-working area from which they analyze, measure and improve their flow. The big room comprises a variety of frameworks, boards and plans, making it possible for the team to monitor the performance of the flow continuously while simultaneously monitoring the actual improvement progress of the flow.
If the team follows the instructions and utilizes the frameworks of the program, the team is guaranteed instant and substantial results. Some clients choose to use the program to generate dramatic quality improvements. Other teams shorten their lead times, decrease work-in-progress, and increase productivity. It is up to each team to identify and choose the ‘key driver’ that they seek to improve during the program.
“I was impressed by the simplicity of the program and the connection with our reality. It is the best explanation about flow I have seen!“
Leandro Quinteiro, VOLVO
"The program helped us to decrease our lead-time from 31 to 8 days within 2.5 months"
-Companies that wish to learn how to eliminate silo thinking and implement flow through a video experience that can be used to teach unifying concepts throughout all levels and teams.
-Organizations that want to reduce sub-optimization by learning to develop a common way of working.
-Teams that strive to work more efficiently to produce amazing products and happy customers.