HOW WE SOLVE PROBLEMS to ENABLE GROWTH
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VIRTUAL CONSULTING SERVICES
At Optima, we understand the world is changing and not all solutions can be, or need to be, delivered in person.
That’s why we’ve developed Optima Virtual Services to complement traditional on-site coaching and training.
Optima Client and Consultant interact via Teams
Review, Coach, and Mentor Activities in Gemba
Progress Reviews and Coaching for Sustainability
Specialized Virtual Mentoring
Specialized Mentoring is a convenient way for both seasoned continuous improvement professionals and CI newcomers to receive hands-on coaching in a condensed, schedule-friendly block.
Optima senior consultants are available for specialized small group mentoring and coaching sessions of up to three participants.
Mentoring sessions are booked in 90-minutes blocks with each participant receiving 30 minutes.
Participants learn from each other in a peer-to-peer environment.
Individualized Virtual Learning
Optima senior consultants are available for individualized learning by organization.
Organizations book eight one–hour sessions to be used over a year. Topics may include:
Fundamentals of Lean
Identifying Waste and Value
What is Kaizen?
Problem Solving Tactics
Value Stream Mapping Overview
Managing for Daily Improvement Overview
Leader Standard Work Overview
Meet Our Professionals
Richard’s focus is the relentless maximization of value for shareholders, customers and employees through integrated operations and supplier performance. His background and experience in operations and manufacturing ranges from the shop floor to the executive level. Past positions included: production supervisor, unit manager, plant manager, director of operations, vice president of operations support, vice president of operations, and president and chief operating officer. He has worked with small privately held companies, medium-sized companies, and large global corporations.
Tom has more than 30 years of experience in continuous improvement, project management, new product development, and training. He is leading Optima’s continuous improvement alliance in Southern Wisconsin facilitating member tours, best practice sharing, and education. Tom is a master facilitator striving to solve problems through balanced participation of cross-functional teams. He has led successful continuous improvement programs in multiple industries including life sciences, drug development, insurance, personal care research & development, and public utility.
Dave Lange has consulted with a wide variety of manufacturers throughout Wisconsin to improve productivity and bottom line results. Dave’s primary responsibility is to teach lean principles and to apply lean tools with employees at all levels and in all functions of the organization through a variety of methods. Dave’s role in the implementation of lean manufacturing techniques was that of coach and mentor, and emphasized the importance of connecting strategy to actionable operations improvements. He creates lasting change with his clients.
Laurie assists clients with the implementation of Lean business improvement strategies throughout their organization. With a strong background in project management and systems implementation, she has extensive experience leading company-wide initiatives in a variety of industries, especially government, manufacturing and distribution. She collaborates with clients to help them uncover the keys to successfully creating a culture of ongoing process improvement. Under her guidance, clients’ Lean Enterprise implementations are successful and rewarding.
Roger is a 30-year manufacturing veteran. He has developed a keen skill for helping organizations assess, plan and implement lean management systems. He has extensive experience in rubber, wood, paper/film converting and metal manufacturing with 5 years spent in the design and manufacture of custom machinery that supports lean manufacturing. Roger has also led and participated in over 300 Kaizen events and led numerous 3P and Design for Manufacture events including Green Belt.
“This is a great program and I would recommend it fully to anyone who is serious about implementing Lean in their organization, all I need to do is make a call to Optima, and they have an answer for me.”
“Beyond their technical expertise, your team brings a passion for what they do that carries over to our improvement teams. Optima has had, and will continue to have, a significant role in strengthening our continuous improvement efforts.”
“The Optima approach is a more “hand-on” approach. Their team works directly with our people from the production floor all the way to top management. They are comfortable in all environments and have been successful in gaining credibility with the employees.”
“Our engagements with Optima have paid off ten-fold in our business and they have played a key role in helping move our culture to one of continuous improvement.”