Professional Mentoring Skills in Sweden
I’m very grateful to have had an opportunity to know Kerry Cochran through Lean Business Solution.
We have known each other since 2010 where I attended my first Green Belt education. Today I am certified Black Belt through Lean Business Solution.
For me, Kerry is more than just close friend. He became an effective mentor, with his wisdom and professionally skills guided me while maintaining a friendly and supportive relationship.
Without your mentoring I would never be where I am today in my career.
A Mentor Supporting me to Develop a Culture of Continuous Improvement
I completed the Six Sigma black belt training with Colin around 8 years ago, since that time Colin has continued to act as a mentor supporting me to develop a culture of continuous improvement which has led to vastly improved productivity. Colin’s extensive industry experience enabled him to quickly develop an understanding of our culture and values resulting in tailored support to both me as an individual and the company as a whole. He has continued to be a valuable sounding board at critical points in both the business and my own development.
Chris Hood Operations Director
Coaching is all Part of the Service
“Kerry acts as a Coach rather than external consultant, he has accompanied the growth of the business. You don’t speak Chinese, but sometimes you know more about ourselves than we do, as we are in the process; (example, resistance of change when the organization decide to make change ???); you help us to point out the direction when we get stuck. We are glad to work with you, and confident we could be better together, even facing so many challenges” Vick Xu
Covid Safe Online Learning – Still as Good as Face to Face
“The course is online at the moment due to Covid 19 but this doesn’t appear to be a detriment to the content, delivery or my progress through the modules; I have been tutored by Colin on a face to face course in the past and therefore can compare these two delivery methods. For me the online training is efficient and focused. The tutoring is clear and informative with course material easily shared on screen and backed up through email correspondence and any queries/questions have been answered swiftly. Connection has not been a problem and the regular weekly meetings have been easy to organise within my schedule. The online experience has provided a flexible way of learning, which Lean Business Solutions have harnessed effectively”.
LBS Have Been an Asset to Volvo Motherwell
The training approach from LBS made team members at every level feel comfortable and encouraged interaction. Positive feedback from the first few sessions increased participation on the subsequent training courses, helping us gain real traction. The activities on the courses – like the waste walks on the shop floor, really opened team members eyes to the opportunities around them. LBS have been an asset to Volvo Motherwell during this journey, they have experienced the process before and are able to offer help and support along the way – this has proven to be invaluable. Johncraig Savage
Importance of Developing the Correct Culture
“We have been on our Lean sigma Journey for in excess of 14 years with Lean Business Solutions Limited and during this time the importance of developing the right culture has always been their and our main passion to underpin success.” Pat Williams C.O.O. Rosti Asia.
An Excellent Six Sigma Coach
Colin is an excellent Six Sigma coach, a knowledgeable trainer and a great personality. He always kept the course interesting, remained patient if the delegates struggled or failed to grasp a concept and gave excellent support throughout. I can absolutely recommended Colin for your Six Sigma training needs and would relish the opportunity to work with him again in the future. Thank you for helping me through the areas with which I struggled and guiding me to achieving my Green Belt.
5S Blitz – Culture Change Not Just Cleaning Up
“The team’s passion and energy to improve their working environment and remove wasted activity was outstanding and I am amazed by the transformation the team has achieved in 1 week.”
Process Setting Course – Injection Moulding
“Trevor’s style is very engaging and practical. Our staff came away with excellent knowledge and thoroughly enjoyed the course.”
Lean Office – Unlocking the Whole of the Business
Colin provided Lean Office Training for my team. The training provided was exceptional and helped us identify our office wastes. Since the training my team have implemented new 5s and Lean systems so ensure a smoother and more efficient working environment. I could not recommend, Colin more and we will certainly be using him again in the future.
Our Partnership With LBS is a Key Element in our Success
The Rosti Automotive Larkhall/Lean Business Relationship has changed dramatically over the last few years, Lean Business Solutions has moved from being a regular training provider to providing a mentoring/supporting role at all levels within the site. Our partnership with Lean Business Solution continues to be a key element in our success.”
Supply Chain Roll Out
Colin has the ability to make Six Sigma and Lean really meaningful to the layman. He has skill and manner which allows the complex and sometimes quite difficult concepts to be communicated and absorbed by his students and clients. I have used Colin for Six Sigma training events in the past and have been extremely happy with the product. He brings a real team ethic to the training room. I would have no reservation in recommending Colin for your next training session/program. Book him now!
Colin has a fantastic wealth of knowledge in lean six sigma methodologies. I studied under Colin to achieve my Green belt and I would highly recommend him to anyone else looking to broaden their horizons within lean manufacturing. “Top bloke”
Typical Project Benefits:
– 46% increase in productivity
– 22 man weeks a year saved as a result of improvements identified by our team
“The team are now very motivated to seeking continuous improvement, rather than me having to keep pushing!”
Now I understand what the company is doing and how I can play a part in improvement teams ”
“Gives meaning to Gemba meetings, makes it much more relevant
Globally, we have improved productivity and added real improvements to the bottom line in excess of £ 4.7 million. Our customers appreciate our global, consistent approach to Lean.
The main benefits have been around the engagement of the team in the continuous improvement process. They now take an active role in the Continuous Improvement teams in their areas and in many cases drive the teams. They are developing many great improvements such as waste reduction, area organisation, improved changeovers and working practices. They have also encouraged others who did not necessarily do the NVQ but are keen to be involved. A really positive spirit of engagement and improvement has gripped the operations teams.
Kerry has been supporting Rosti China for a number of years implementing the Lean disciplines and supporting me in building a culture of continuous improvement. The Lean journey had its ups and downs but with the teams learning culture we have continued to integrate Lean into our processes and operations. Kerry has strongly supported building this platform and as we start to introduce Six Sigma within the Rosti group, I’m sure with Kerry’s approach and methodology we will continue the learning of the Rosti Lean/Sigma programmes. It has always been pleasure working with Kerry and he has been a key part of the Rosti China history. Thank you Kerry.
The training delivered by LBS has proved truly invaluable, both for my own personal development and the push for continual improvement at Sika Everbuild.
The main benefits have been around the engagement of the team in the continuous improvement process. They now take an active role in the Continuous Improvement teams in their areas and in many cases drive the teams.