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We are experienced Lean Manufacturing Consultants specialising in productivity improvement.
We use methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma, TRIZ and Theory of Constraints to dramatically improve an organisation’s on-time delivery performance, quality performance and bottom line results.
At Free Flow, we partner with manufacturing and service companies delivering real business improvement that yields a significant return on the investment made in our services.
Free Flow Partners can take your organisation’s performance to the next level.
Lean Six Sigma – does your continuous improvement team focus on eliminating the 8 deadly wastes?
The need to have and sustain a decisive competitive edge in today’s challenging business environment is a prerequisite to ongoing success.
We can help to eliminate unnecessary waste and out of specification variation from your business operations enabling you to add more value to your customers. Our proven methodology of applying TOC (Theory of Constraints) with Lean Six Sigma manufacturing principles and tools ensures operational improvement efforts are focused on your organisations constraints for optimum bottom line results.
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 Adult Educators. We are registered training providers and assessors for Competenz New Zealand delivering National Qualifications in Competitive Systems and Practices.
Our training is backed with 100% coaching and mentoring which ensures you and your team has the ongoing guidance and support needed to sustain and build on improvement gains.
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.
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.
We apply 5 powerful focusing steps that enable us to identify and leverage the weakest link in your organisation ensuring fast and dramatic improvement in throughput.
TRIZ is the Russian acronym for “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-based tools that help individuals and teams invent, innovate, create and resolve complex problems in a systematic and repeatable way.
Organisations that integrate TRIZ-based innovation and problem solving can build a sustainable competitive edge.