Perfecting the Art of
VALUE STREAM MANAGEMENT
PERFORMANCE … OPTIMIZATION … CULTURE … CHANGE
Perfecting the Art of
VALUE STREAM MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE
OPTIMIZATION … CULTURE … CHANGE
OptimiZ Consulting LLC
Box 337, Gilbert, AZ   85299   USA
Office: 480-545-9095
Cell: 480-223-2230
kay@miningopportunity.com

WHO WE HELP – AGGREGATES

rocklsWe help aggregate operations strengthen the weaknesses in their management systems and cultures. We can design new processes, remove barriers that prevent change and optimization, connect your KPIs to your people, change the culture, help departments work more effectively to solve problems and manage projects, and build strong management teams. We also help management teams increase their credibility with the workforce and the board of directors. No one else in the industry is so capable and flexible when it comes to meeting your needs.

IF VALUE STREAM OPTIMIZATION IS THE GOAL…

Optimization requires more than new equipment and systems. It also requires data that reflects your potential performance (what is possible to achieve with the equipment you have in place) AND new management perspectives and skills aligned with value stream management thinking and skills. BOTH ARE REQUIRED to achieve FULL OPTIMIZATION and PROFIT MAXIMIZATION!

To offer you the world’s best optimization system, we have partnered with Alan Bessen, an engineer with over 35 years of experience improving performance at aggregates operations. Alan is a world leader in equipment optimization and has developed QUARRY VISION™, the first real-time data “mirror” designed to reflect process potential and give management the information they need to achieve the best performance possible. Read more about Alan and QUARRY VISION at http://www.miningopportunity.com/about-us/strategic-partners

When Alan and Kay team up, you can expect equal attention to equipment and people during the optimization process, something that other consultants and management coaches do not offer.Alan will work with your engineering and production people to gather and report system data that reveals hidden losses and helps you prioritize which problems to solve the reduce your losses and increase profit. Kay will teach your management team Value Stream Management perspectives, tactics and skills that you will need to ask new questions, make new choices and collaborate in new ways to reduce the losses once you see the data. Armed with new information, your management team will have the power to truly maximize profit, modify culture and accelerate change SIMULTANEOUSLY… for the very first time.

If you are interested in pursuing a holistic approach to optimization that has HUGE RETURNS, we will be happy to tell you more about what we do and how we work together to make your company more profitable.

EXISTING OPERATIONS FIGHT AN UPHILL BATTLE WITH CHANGE

Sites that have been in production for several years have entrenched management beliefs and practices. Initiatives are usually heavily focused on processes; as a result, the beliefs and practices that exist in the management system are overlooked and become barriers to change, working behind the scenes to sabotage improvement. Management teams try to do the best they can every day, not knowing that their management system is working against them!

 

NEW OPERATIONS HAVE ONE CHANCE TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE FROM DAY ONE!

At start-up, everything is new – the people, the equipment, the processes. Culture is in its infancy and management processes are still being created. You have a one-time opportunity to employ a management system designed for optimization starting on Day 1 and there IS NO BETTER TIME to focus on optimization. Why not position the management team and the workforce to capture potential? With new equipment, uptime should be at its maximum and equipment costs should be minimized. However, costs that people generate WILL NOT BE MINIMIZED because the mine is new. Those costs are governed by the culture (the way people work together to identify and solve problems and manage projects). All that’s needed to reduce those costs are some management tools designed to minimize losses and a new set of behaviors/choices that promote optimum performance.

AFFORDABLE IMPROVEMENT SYSTEMS FOR SMALLER COMPANIES

Huge aggregate companies invest in million-dollar improvement initiatives. Smaller competitors often don’t have the funds or manpower to support and sustain large initiatives, so they go without a process for improving results and facilitating change.

I have developed and implemented entire improvement initiatives that work for single operations or for companies with just a few sites. It is possible to have great success with change without complex methodologies and large staffs to support the effort. No special software is required.

My focus is performance optimization. My tools and methods have an optimization focus and are designed to create an optimization mindset that supports that focus. I show you how to use data to reveal hidden equipment capacity and evaluate placement of expansion capital. I connect data to your decision-making processes so you can “manage towards optimum”. I employ strategies that help you manage equipment delays to minimize and prioritize downtime, reduce cost in a common-sense fashion, bring departments together to solve problems, manage projects more effectively, encourage open communication about problems, build trust between management and the workforce and within the management team. All this work can be customized to your specific needs for a fraction of the fees charged by large consulting firms.

WE CUSTOMIZE WHAT WE DO TO MEET YOUR NEEDS

If you only want to focus on equipment performance, we can do that. If you want to reduce costs, we can do that too. If you want to create a culture that will sustain the changes you desire, that work is right up our alley. If you want a stronger management team but don’t know where to start ORare moving down that path but not getting the results you hoped, we can help. If projects are lagging behind or departments aren’t doing their part is solving problems, we can help with that too. If customers aren’t happy, talk to us. If mistrust separates management and the workforce, you have more problems than you may realize. We can help you be truly successful in building trust. If recurring problems go unsolved or unaddressed OR if they are accepted as “just the way things are here”, call us. If you are merging two cultures and don’t have a plan for bringing people together, call us. Traditional approaches to change WILL NOT FIX these issues. How much more money could you make if old beliefs and behaviors could be exchanged for new ones?

 

CALL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW OUR EXPERIENCE CAN BENEFIT YOU!

480-545-9095 or 480-223-2230

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OPPORTUNITY:
An odorless invisible element defined as a favorable set of circumstances in business. The only element with an infinite atomic number and weight. When discovered, it reacts with management strategies and corporate cultures to produce a desirable green substance found in financial institutions.