The Productivity Jigsaw: from Big Picture and Process Mapping to TPM, RCM, SMED, 5S and OEE - using Lean Manufacturing to blend it all together.

A partially assembled Jigsaw representing the process of applying the essential skills needed now to fix problems: Lean Manufacturing base, TPM, RCM, OEE, SMED, 5S, Executive Coaching, 6 Sigma. The complete picture is the goal, we just place the pieces as you need them most. The blank piece is the last one placed: the problems yet to come.

  Ways we can help you...

  • Mapping your company's systems to find improvement opportunities and issues.
    From Big Picture Current and Future States to Process to Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to Capacity mapping.
  • Lean Manufacturing.
    From customer focus to the "wastes", quality improvement and flow.
  • Executive Coaching & Mentoring.
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
    TPM and RCM improve the performance of your equipment through more effective maintenance procedures.
  • Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)
    Compare your actual output against best possible output.
  • Quick Changeover (SMED)
    Reduce the time you waste from the end of one production run to the start of the next process run.
  • 5S Factory and workstation layout.
    Employee empowerment, Clean & Inspect, simple Autonomous Maintenance and visual controls.
  • Short Interval Control (SIC).
    Find out you have a problem before your customers do - ideally as soon as they appear.
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
    Use probability logic in a way that you win. Recognise a process that is out of control.
  • Problem solving
    How many problems return time after time? Fix root-causes and not symptoms.

Blending Lean Manufacturing with the power of TPM, 6 Sigma, OEE and other skills

The jargon above simply means we have a lot to offer you and can help in virtually all situations.


Productivity Jigsaw blends methodologies, like a cocktail, dramatically increasing their potency. Using Lean as a core philosophy, parts of the other methodologies are pulled in as required to solve your specific issues.


Don't let the performance of your equipment decide when you can run production. TPM and RCM blend very successfully with Lean manufacturing.


Steve is also trained in 6 Sigma.

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