Van Goubergen P&M with headquarters in Belgium, is an International Training and Consulting company.
Since 1993 we deliver basic and advanced training, consulting as well as coaching of implementation of Productivity Improvement, Kaizen and Operational Excellence. We are active in manufacturing, office/service and healthcare environments. We provide specialized software tools.
Our core competences are in Lean, Six Sigma, Industrial Engineering, Performance Measurement and Organizational Transformation.
Van Goubergen Lean Academy With active contributions of Toyota, Volvo Cars, Mars Food.
This is the most in-depth and broadest Lean training (24 days!) and certification program in Belgium and the Netherlands, not only covering the basics of Lean but also the advanced tools and techniques for complex value streams.
UmtPlus is the most sophisticated work measurement software on the market. Your license includes 3 comprehensive software modules to improve any of your Work Measurement studies. Collect data simply by clicking on the applicable element on your PDA. UMT Manager is designed to allow you to easily create, edit and manage your study at the comfort of your PC.
Our approach is one of our critical success factors. We use a teaching-coaching-mentoring approach based on the following principles:
Participation: it is crucial that especially the people that are performing the operational activities are aware and convinced of problems. They need to be included in the improvement effort with regard to their own work situation. After teaching them the necessary analysis and improvement tools, we coach them towards improvements that have a high degree of implementation success due to the high level of acceptance by the people. It is about opening their eyes to the improvement potential and creating ownership of continuous improvement.
Knowledge transfer: We do not just provide consulting activities or improvements developed by our people, we teach your associates our approach to improvement and the different tools that are needed to make this type of project successful. This way, we bring your people to a higher level of knowledge, which has a positive impact on the continuous improvement performance and culture of your organization. Once your associates are able to apply the newly acquired knowledge in practice we switch from a coaching to a mentoring mode: we will be the sounding board when deploying the improvement strategy throughout the organization, and we will then support your organization to making the step to the next maturity level.
As part of our Black Belt in Lean Training & Certification Program, the students of the 7th Edition visited the Toyota Parts Center in Diest, Belgium. An extensive tour on the shopfloor (‘go to gemba’) showed the implementation of Lean/TPS principles and...
Dirk Van Goubergen presented Lean in Office/Service and Healthcare environments to many interested participants (more than 120) of the Allanta event on the 29st of January 2013 in Novotel Antwerp, Belgium.
You may view the photos made on this event here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...