Lean R&D Commercialization Practice
Do not hesitate to go Lean. Do not just "appear" to be Lean. Just go Lean PERIOD.
At our Lean practice, we start with a strict objective to stay clear of "pontifications" and theoretical hype on Lean Principles. Then, the clear roadmap to Lean becomes clear.
With the exception of a very few visionary R&D Leaders, many R&D organizations have refrained from approaching "lean" merely due to higher priorities, lack of perspective, "fear of the unknown" and lack of resources. In particular, mid-size R&D organizations shut their doors to such endless investigations.
OpenMetrik Lean practice is built to melt down those objections and build a down-to-earth, quick-delivery practice that brings results. And it is meant to clear away the myth of Lean.
Although Value Stream mapping and Hoshin Kanri approach form the key component of our "process discovery" - we drive our Lean Practice primarily with our own proprietary "GRIP" methodology and templates to accelerate our Lean implementations. Our GRIP methodology successfully combines Strategy mapping with execution planning and tactical assessments, to highlight the Gaps within your organization and to collectively work towards an optimized value path that would yield faster, cheaper, better R&D to identify the "best use of your existing resources".
Our Lean practice addresses the (mis)alignment between your different product development methodologies, mapped to your R&D strategies and Product Management Architecture, and superimpose it on your R&D operations and work centers. We identify commonalities, redundancies and rework across various functional areas of R&D - such as IP, external vendor engagements and operational infrastructure and your organizational structure.
With our Six Sigma Black belt qualifications, expertise in Action Research approaches, besides the employment of our proprietary GRIP methodology templates, we are aggressively positioned to deliver Lean.
Our approach brings the capability to draw a "detailed wiring diagram" of your entire R&D/NPD value chain and lets you determine when, where and how your manual touch points are required, besides the delays at each stage and resource consumption, information / data exchanges as they exist today. We then use those to create a Lean organization, with a clear blueprint for an optimized R&D Commercialization path that comprises your structured processes, web-enabled workflow, management data collection and an organizational structure with clearly defined work rules - all mapping to your Business Model that yields a practical set of Metrics, by leveraging the best of today's Internet technologies.
All of that would certainly appear to be an insurmountable task - we successfully combat that perception. To that extent, we are very aggressive to take on assignments "boxed within a quick 8-week turnaround" - with a clear Business case, ROI and to bring in transformation. And that is our commitment.
At our Lean practice our ultimate objective is to minimize total cost of ownership on all your assets, optimized core competencies, with a clear alignment with your R&D / Corporate Strategies.
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