Operational Excellence

BusinessBasics offer our lean programs including 7S Framework across Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Newcastle

BusinessBasics can assist any organisation with the design and implementation of Operational Excellence processes and programs.

Our highly experienced team can develop, implement and train management and staff in Lean and Process Improvement principles, as well as lead one-off and ongoing improvement programs and initiatives.

These are just some of the ways that we can help your business:

  • Lean Manufacturing programs
  • Lean Service programs
  • Lean Customer Management programs
  • Lean Office programs
  • Business Process Improvement projects
  • Process audits and advisory
  • 5S programs
  • 7S Framework

What is the 7S Framework?

The McKinsey 7S Framework is a management model developed by well-known business consultants Robert H. Waterman, Jr. and Tom Peters in the 1980s. This was a strategic vision for groups, to include businesses, business units, and teams. The 7S are structure, strategy, systems, skills, style, staff and shared values.

The model is most often used as a tool to assess and monitor changes in the internal situation of an organization.

The model is based on the theory that, for an organization to perform well, these seven elements need to be aligned and mutually reinforcing. So, the model can be used to help identify what needs to be realigned to improve performance, or to maintain alignment (and performance) during other types of change.

Whatever the type of change – restructuring, new processes, organizational merger, new systems, change of leadership, and so on – the model can be used to understand how the organizational elements are interrelated, and so ensure that the wider impact of changes made in one area is taken into consideration.

Objective & usage of 7S Framework

The primary objective of the 7S Framework is to analyze how well an organization is positioned to achieve its intended objective. With ongoing usage, the 7S Framework can:

  • Improve the performance of a company
  • Examine the likely effects of future changes within a company
  • Align departments and processes during a merger or acquisition
  • Determine how best to implement a proposed strategy

The Seven Interdependent Elements of the 7S Framework

The basic premise of the model is that there are seven internal aspects of an organization that need to be aligned if it’s to be successful.

Hard Elements:

  • Strategy
  • Structure
  • Systems

Soft Elements:

  • Shared Values
  • Skills
  • Style
  • Staff

What is the 5s Framework?

The 5s framework is another organisational method BusinessBasics can offer expertise in. The five S’ are:

  • Sort
  • Set in order
  • Shine
  • Standardise
  • Sustain

These are based on five Japanese words:

  • Seiri
  • Seiton
  • Seiso
  • Seiketsu
  • Shitsuke

This system focuses on organising spaces so work “can be performed efficiently, effectively and safely.” The system puts emphasis on keeping the workplace tidy and organised, so people can do their jobs properly.

What are the benefits of implementing the 5S framework in a business?

Benefits of implementing the 5S framework include:

  • Optimising your organisation
  • Improve efficiency
  • Increase storage capacity at a workplace
  • Increase safety in the workplace
  • Increase organisational morale

What industries can benefit from implementing a lean management system?

All industries can benefit in one way or another – whether you’re a manufacturer seeking to improve efficiencies and reduce waste, or a sales centre looking to increase productivity and improve workplace morale. Our business management specialists can talk to you about the anticipated benefits of implementing a lean management system in the workplace.

Is your organisation looking at improving systems to achieve operational excellence? Get in touch with our team today and book in a consultation.