Applied Lean Consulting was founded in 2011 by Tim Scurlock, following a successful career with General Motors.
The ALC Team have worked with CEO levels helping to make strategic investment decisions, with shop floor teams to increase throughput and with teams from finance, HR, logistics, purchasing, systems and support teams and found that the tools and principles apply universally.
Since then, ALC has worked with manufacturing and service businesses to remove waste, standardise process and increase quality and responsiveness.
The Numbers Don’t Lie
Client confidentiality prevents us from revealing the specifics of the results our customers have experienced, but…
…these are real numbers that have been reported back to us by previous customers after they have successfully implemented a Lean policy and process improvements.
Increase in Stock Turn
Reduction in WIP (£,000's)
times ROI within 12 months
Reduction in Lead Time
ALC’s Five Steps to Lean…
1. Identify Value
Define what your customer is willing to pay for when they engage your services.
2. Map the Value Stream
Map all the steps, both Value Added and Non-value Added, that bring your product or service to the customer in order to identify waste.
3. Establish Flow
Look for ways to remove the “rocks” in your process, to allow quicker flow of your goods or services to the customer, with fewer divisions.
4. Create Pull
Control WIP by creating pull from the customer through your value stream.
5. Perfect the Process
Practice ongoing continuous improvement and create a culture of change.
How Can We Help You ?
To discuss how our team can help your business achieve true results…
What some of our clients have said about our work
Vicki Ward, Head of Global Shared Services - Experian plc
ALC helped us embed a continuous improvement culture…
…training the team in Lean methodology, and helping us embed a continuous improvement culture that will continue long after Tim’s contract ends. Tim has helped us lead the changes by understanding our requirements, developing a unique branding for the program and adapting the methodology to our finance processes.
Jon Mitchell, Managing Director - Marlow Ropes
I can’t stress enough the positive effect working with ALC has had on the business…
…from a number of angles and I feel sure there will be further work that we will want to engage them with.
Paul W. Rodwell, Group Finance SS Director – Experian plc
Tim’s knowledge, expertise and professional approach engaged management and staff at all levels to ensure the success of the EmPower programme for Experian’s Global Finance Shared Service Centres.
ALC’s EmPower programme successfully established Lean awareness and understanding with all SSC team members globally. The programme successfully realised financial savings and significant efficiency benefits through process improvements and the elimination of low-value activities.