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We offer a wide variety of business growth services, from identifying areas of your business that need improvement through to providing support once a project is complete.

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Manufacturing & service improvement

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At WLP, we work with you to systematically and pragmatically facilitate change, simplify processes, improve efficiencies and productivity, reduce variability and achieve excellent customer service. Our experience has been gained through working in a wide range of manufacturing and service organizations including food, chemical, automotive, financial, health and social care.

Our approach is based on the world renowned Lean Six Sigma. Using systematic techniques and data to understand the processes and working with your people from senior managers to shop-floor staff, we can identify opportunities and then deliver real benefits as required.

We use “Lean” to focus on eliminating time and resources that do not add value to your products and services, while “Six Sigma” focuses on ensuring your organization delivers the quality and service required every time.

We can train and coach individuals within your organization to deliver or we can work with you to implement the change through an involvement and facilitated approach. Our extensive experience of working in unique, complex environments and solving those problems that keep coming back, means we can focus on giving you cost effective solutions.

Typical benefits include:

  • Better product or service quality and consistency.
  • Increased customer satisfaction.
  • Improved productivity, capacity, output and reliability.
  • Reduced process or cycle time.
  • Less waste, reduced downtime.
  • More successful and faster product launches.
  • More motivated staff.
  • Changed culture.
  • Reduced cost and work in progress.

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Manufacturing & service improvement - Success Stories

  • Lean Six Sigma used to improve maintenance scheduling & ensure HGV vehicle compliance

    A national fleet provider of a mixed vehicle fleet identified that their fleet maintenance scheduling system was not providing effective or consistent planning of the MOT, LOLER / PUWER or vehicle maintenance events.  Hence potentially placing their customers O Licence certification at risk! Using Lean Six Sigma methods our consultant worked closely with the client’s Read More...
  • Helping Self-adhesive Label Company to grow, become more profitable and be passed on

    Over a period of a few years we helped a business grow more profitable and eventually to be sold to the satisfaction of the owners. A self adhesive label printer had produced a variety of similar labels on a number of different machines and stocks inconsistently.  Time did not permit comparisons.  A large number of Read More...
  • Improving Project Management & Communication Skills

    Introduction Grapeshot are a Cambridge-based internet keyword company.  They had agreed venture capital investment to significantly grow the business and the board had identified that motivation and project management skills needed improving.  WLP were asked to provide a series of cross functional workshops to improve project management and communication skills. What We Did developed a Read More...