We also ‘Walk the Talk’.

The Opex Academy also offers specialist consultancy services in Process Improvement & Lean Manufacturing.  


Workstream Development


Working mainly with our clients Senior Leadership teams, we support the development of one to three-year strategies (using a Hoshin Kanri approach) to take our clients  top business-level objectives through to workstream and department action plans.  As facilitators, we help lead and influence our client’s team in changing methodologies and approaches and then coach and mentor to apply these newly developed principles.  Our clients benefit from a comprehensive development plan; including training of formal company operating principles to generate rapid and sustainable returns and efficiencies.


Collaborative Planning


In addition to our ‘Hoshin Kanri’ methodology we provide expert support by facilitating ‘Collaborative Planning’ events where there’s a need for accelerated delivery of high value / high risk projects.  Typically our client sponsors come to us when they require ‘certainty of outcome’ within projects that span either the entire supply chain or considerable elements of it.  Bringing teams of people together in order to deliver optimised, outcome based action plans is one of our specialities.    

Productivity Gap Analysis


Demystifying the 'Productivity Gap' is a significant area of interest for our clients.  Most of the junior to middle managers we work with understand that year on year productivity gains and / or cost improvements have become absolutes within their operational goals and objectives.  However, turning abstract ideas into tangible opportunities through building a significant appreciation of Performance Management, Skill Control, Waste Elimination and Flow Improvement is paramount - we call these the Productivity Levers and our consultants have been teaching others how to use them to good effect for many years.


Our Coaches


Our coaches are highly successful management consultants in their own right and all have a background in leading high value Lean consulting programmes mainly within the manufacturing sector.  They are highly driven and self-motivated, demonstrating excellent communication skills and an engaging people management/leadership style.


The Opex Academy boasts an extremely strong lean / six sigma / process improvement skill set within the team and all it’s coaches have proven lean facilitation skills and strategic experience of change management gained within many large-scale demanding manufacturing sectors.  ​

020 8895 6180​

The OPEX Academy, The Laurels, Tholthorpe, York  YO61 1SN


t. 020 8895 6180



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