Dietmar Kolb, Director Supply Chain Europe
Clopay, Germany – - – Value Stream Improvement
Before we engaged with the infinitas team on numerous occasions, our organization had traditionally not enjoyed success working with consultants. The infinitas team challenged our highly experienced team in a humble and respectful manner while providing our organization with sustainable new skills in the application of Lean Six Sigma.
My first grey hairs arrived when our operations faced an overnight 40% increase in customer orders due to a fire at a competitor’s factory. The infinitas team worked with our team of experts to imagine, plan and achieve a massive 35%+ increase in factory output, based on brainpower changes to the way we work, without capital investment.
The capabilities which the infinitas team provides in value stream improvement, in adopting a new mindset of never-ending improvement and in diagnosing team effectiveness with data have been key in my own personal career development and in the development of many of my colleagues. Reflecting on our work together, I do not believe we could have achieved this result without the support of the infinitas team.
Tonny Mellergaard Sørensen Improvement Expert
Global Pharmaceutical Company, Denmark
Lean Six Sigma Training and Coaching
The infinitas team has supported our organization for over 6 years, helping develop improvement experts like myself and supporting our leadership to harvest the most value from continuous improvement.
The mindset, quality and performance benefits to our organization were evident from the completion of the first 6 month project. The longer term benefits of the organization embarking on an endless journey of continuous improvement are much greater. Our first effort to document the production process revealed numerous significant shortcomings in our internal capabilities. The systematic improvement of these weaknesses is not regularly integrated into our operating strategy and followed as part of business as usual.
The infinitas team brings both deep expertise in continuous improvement, as well as the ability to respectfully challenge our mindset and embark on a journey of never-ending improvement. The satisfaction and results from my work and the work of our teams has benefitted from the support of infinitas. I strongly recommend their approach and would be delighted to work with them again.
Vincent Keller, CIO
Selecta, Switzerland Value Stream Improvement / Transforming Mindsets and Behaviors
The infinitas team was instrumental in helping our people to transform to a mindset of continuous improvement. The infinitas Value Stream Improvement methodology guided us through a thorough diagnostic, followed by hands on implementation. The infinitas proactive focus on leadership and team alignment, combined with deep skills in making our data talk led us to an improvement opportunity to increase by 25% the Mean Time Between Failure for over 1800 field installed systems.
Our people were not accustomed to working with outside consultants. The infinitas team not only overcame this reluctance, but developed nurturing relationships which continue to this day. The infinitas team was able to respectfully challenge our entire team, from our newest hires to our most experienced experts, some with over 35 years.
Changing mindsets and behaviors in order to deliver business performance is difficult work. As a growing boutique consultancy, the infinitas team shows a level of commitment and dedication which is rare. Their willingness to work until the results are fully realized impressed the team and myself.