We are Lean Manufacturing Consultants specialising in productivity improvement.

We use Lean Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints to improve your organisations on time delivery performance, quality performance and bottom line results.

If you’re interested in what Lean Production and Lean Thinking could do for your organisation and your customers then contact us today!

We can help you to dramatically improve the productivity within your operations, decrease lead times, reduce variation, improve quality and maximize your organisation’s throughput for measurable business results.

  • We guarantee your results.
  • We are experienced Management Consultants that harness the power of TOC (Theory of Constraints), TRIZ & Lean Six Sigma methodologies to rapidly improve the performance of your organisation.
  • We partner with  manufacturing companies and deliver real business improvement that yields a significant return on the investment made in our services – quickly!
  • Please review the range of services that we offer and the results we create with our clients.
  • Book your complimentary scoping session now and discover how we can help you take your organisations performance to the next level!

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Free Flow Partners Tauranga, Free Lean Consultation

Theory of Constraints – What is your organisation’s leverage point?

Our primary tool for improving operations and organisational performance is the Theory of Constraints (TOC).

A chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link.

Focusing your improvement efforts on the wrong link will yield minimal bottom line benefits.

Theory of Constraints - ConstraintWe apply 5 powerful focusing steps that enable us to identify and leverage the weakest link in your organisation ensuring fast and dramatic business improvement.


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TRIZ – Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

TRIZ encompasses a structured method for creative thinking, problem solving, Business innovation and ideation.

TRIZ includes a theoretical base and various analytical and knowledge-base tools that help individuals and teams invent, innovate, create and resolve complex problems in a systematic and repeatable way.We cannot solve our problems with the

Organisations that integrate TRIZ-based innovation and problem solving can build a sustainable competitive edge.

TRIZ will enable your organisation to:

  • Enhance the problem solving, ideation and innovation skills of
    your team.
  • Increase productivity.
  • Accelerate time to market with new products.
  • Improve and innovate the design of your products.
  • Reduce product design failures and warranty claims.
  • Decrease costs and variation.
  • Improve safety, quality, process and product reliability.
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Lean Manufacturing – Does your continuous improvement team focus eliminating the 8 deadly wastes?

The need to have be have and sustain a competitive edge in today’s Lean 7 Wasteschallenging business environment is a prerequisite to ongoing success.

We can help you to eliminate unnecessary waste from your business operations and help you add more value to your clients.  Our proven methodology of applying TOC (Theory of Constraints) with the Lean Manufacturing tool set ensures improvement efforts are focused on your operational constraints for optimum results.

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Six Sigma – What impact is process variation having on your bottom line?

Stabilizing and standardizing your processes is vital to producing consistent DMAIC six sigmadeliverable results. Variation above the noise in processes must be brought under control to deliver on your customers quality expectations.  We use the DMAIC process to deliver real process and bottom line improvements.

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Training – What happens if you don’t train your people and they stay?

In order to build and maintain a competitive edge you must be continually up-skilling and empowering your workforce.  Free Flow Partners are qualified Training and CoachingAdult Educators. We are registered training providers and assessors for Competenz New Zealand delivering National Qualifications in Competitive Manufacturing. Coaching is also a vital part of the change management process which ensures improvements are sustained throughout the organisation.

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Coaching and Mentoring

We make sure you have the guidance and support needed to ensure that improvement efforts last.

Improvement and training programs are much Business Successmore effective when backed up by professional coaching and mentoring.

Coaching helps integrating new tools and methodologies into  the fabric of your organisation ensuring that you get the most benefit and a sustained return on improvement initiatives.

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We can help your organisation to:

  • Improve due date performance.
  • Increase sales.
  • Improve quality.
  • Identify and leverage the constraints in your operations.
  • Upskill and train it’s workforce.
  • Build it’s Leadership and Management capability.
  • Solve complex problems.
  • Drive innovation in product & service delivery.