Through each of our service offerings we work closely with our clients to help them maintain and strengthen their leadership positions. We tailor each offering to each client’s needs to help transcend market changes and to take advantage of critical opportunities for expansion at every turn. We help our clients use these services to redesign critical strategic models and build key capabilities and flexibilities to ensure their organization will withstand unpredictable changes. We use our expertise in each and all of these areas to help our clients fortify operational and organizational models that ensure continued growth in all aspects of their business.
Lean Six Sigma Training
We offer a formal training curriculum that provides organizations the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively improve their operations. We teach you how to use CPI tools and techniques to evaluate your processes in detail, from the point of customer need recognition to customer satisfaction. You will learn ways to reduce wait time, delays and cost, while increasing customer satisfaction, revenue and repeat purchases.
We partnered with OpEx90 and the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College to bring you the finest instructor-led Agile training. Agile methodology started as an incremental, iterative approach to software development that encourages constant end user feedback. The principles have been adapted to other applications such as project management and product development. Agile can be deployed using an array of frameworks. In this course you will be exposed to Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, XP, FDD, and Lean.
Getting the most out of your resources without burning employees out has a direct linkage to an organization’s success. We will help you optimize your staffing levels and ensure you have the appropriate mix of resources and applicable skill sets. To accomplish this we analyze your historical demand, conduct field observations, access benchmark data, and upload the information into our process modeling engine. Before we make recommendations for wholesale changes, we test the results of the model through pilots to ensure it holds up to a live operational environment.
Leadership and Manager Development Training
Leaders have fundamentally different roles than managers. Leaders are coaches rather than cops. They help their teams develop and live up to their full potential. We provide best practices that teach supervisors how to stop being managers and start being leaders. This will allow the organization to build a cadre of leaders to help transform the culture and truly unlock the potential of employees and deliver exceptional results.
Strategic Change Communications
An organization is nothing without focused communication. And it is even less without customers. AinsworthLloyd helps clients create what we like to call message agreement synergies (M.A.S) between a company and its customers. With M.A.S., our clients learn how to communicate clear messages that foster understanding by their customers and eliminate confusion or inconsistencies. Our focus on message agreement synergies ensures that our clients’ missions and their customers’ needs are seamlessly aligned for maximum satisfaction by all parties.
Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) Consulting
Doing more with less is never more important than when the economy is in a downturn. During these times, some organizations die while others flourish. We equip our clients with the necessary tools to flourish in slow times, as well as in times of bounty. The key here is efficient processes. Nothing spells failure for a business like waste. And with our CPI services, our clients eliminate waste and profit abundantly for the present and future. Are you willing to do what is necessary? Think carefully as this will determine your success.
Our Lean Transformation offering is designed to help clients improve their operational performance and manage within a Daily Management System (DMS). We provide hands on training to implement a DMS, improve management rigor, improve work methods and drive standard work, and improve performance outcomes such as fill rates and customer complaints.
- We conduct deep dive assessments of the current state processes to identify waste and other operational inefficiencies.
- Determine if the current management communication and execution framework is structured in a way to drive fact-based improvement in the operational KPI’s and financial targets.
- Determine implementation actions to improve the key operational KPI’s, determine their financial impact, and determine how much more work should be accomplished to achieve these improvements.
Our Business Intelligence service focuses on identifying critical information and the most effective methods of data collection. We bring to bear best practices in analyzing both variable and attribute data to understand trending and enable decision making at various levels throughout the organization. This service offering allows our Clients to turn information into insight.
Business Process Management
Our Process Management services focus on three distinct resources: people, processes, and customers. We help our clients understand how these 3 assets work independently and together, and how to monitor them continuously and concurrently. Our clients learn how to track processes, make necessary changes at each step, manage and train people for best performance and accurately interpret customers’ needs. Managing people, processes and customers requires active involvement and a committed attitude from all leaders and managers in an organization.
Agile Project Management
We bring to bear experienced Project Management Professionals that have successfully led small and large scale projects across several industries. We employ an iterative process that focuses on delivering high-priority, high-quality work. This approach is well received by clients as it provides added visibility mixed with continuous delivery of work products that incorporate customer feedback at every iteration.
Information assurance (IA) is a key focus for AinsworthLloyd and its clients. As the name suggests, IA is the process of actively ensuring that the right information is always in the right hands at the right time. It is important for our clients to know that during business operations and after hours, information critical to business functions is being securely maintained. Whether it has been sent, received or is still in transit, A&L’s technology and information security experts will ensure that data is managed in a safe manner and remain proprietary. We further ensure our clients understand the similarities and differences between information assurance and information security. Though often interchangeable, they are different in that IA is broader in scope and thus more desirable for growing and complex organizations. IA goes further to encompass areas such as audit, disaster recovery and business continuity plans and involves not only virus protection and other computer science related challenges, but also provides protections related to accounting, fraud, management science and criminology.
General Management Consulting
To maintain a strong leadership position, an organization must keep its energies on 3 key areas at all times: its people, its customers and its cash flow. For AinsworthLloyd these focal points are part of our values and around which we framed our mission. We understand the importance of conducting thorough market research and needs analysis reviews with customers and target markets, and our experts are well-versed and experienced to help our clients analyze these results comprehensively and interpret them accurately.
Strategic Planning is the process by which organizations lay the foundation and roadmap for their long-term viability and success. It is a balance of current and future capabilities, market/competitive environment, risk identification, and resource requirements and access. Our experienced Strategists help our clients through this planning process by offering innovative solutions that maximize resources and ensure success.