What We Do

We help you create strategies, operations, and work environments that maximize human potential, deliver exceptional customer value, and ensure ongoing profitability and growth.

Purpose

Why does your organization exist? Does everyone understand this? Are all decisions aligned with this?

Product

What problems do your products solve for your customers? Do they want more than you’re delivering?

People

Have you created an environment that draws on every team member’s skills and potential?

Process

How does work get done? Is it both efficient and effective? Is it continuously improved?

Priorities

Does everyone understand what matters NOW? Do you have the will to say “no” or “not yet”?

 

Services We Offer

Full Transformation

We guide you to a new way of operating—and to new levels of performance.

Strategy Deployment

We help you set priorities, deploy resources properly and stay focused.

Value Stream Transformation

We help you deliver greater value with greater ease and at lower cost.

Targeted Improvement

We help you improve work systems, decision-making systems, and processes.

Lean Assessments

We help you discover what you need to take your improvement journey to the next level.

Leadership & Workforce Development

We help you build Lean practices and capabilities from your executive team to the frontlines.

2000+

Improvement Activities

100+

Value Stream Transformations

3000+

Workshop participants

30+

Countries

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Shingo Research Award for Value Stream Mapping

June 21, 2015

This is Karen’s second Shingo Research Award and Mike’s first. The award ceremony took place on May 5, 2015 in Provo, Utah. To learn more about The Shingo Institute: www.shingo.org To learn more about the book: www.ksmartin.com/VSM To purchase the book: http://amzn.to/1BtJ8Yk

Lean and Your Top & Bottom Lines

May 28, 2015

All too often people use Lean solely to drive daily incremental improvement (kaizen). What we don’t hear as much about is the power of Lean […]

Value Stream Mapping Book Trailer

April 10, 2015

This book trailer gets to the heart of what the Shingo award-winning Value Stream Mapping can do for you and your organization. Learn more: http://www.vsm.ksmartin.com Purchase the book: http://www.bit.ly/VSMbk

Kaizen Event Case Studies

March 21, 2015

In this webinar, Karen shares a case study for a Kaizen Event she has facilitated that addresses the following questions: What was the driver for the […]

Think Simple.

Profit Through Simplicity isn’t just our tagline. It’s a core value the informs everything we do. It’s who we are. It’s where you’d like to go. Invite us to guide you on your journey.

Do Simple.

Business is increasingly complex. Your operation doesn’t have to become increasingly complicated. Simplify to delight your customers, reduce frustration, and save money.

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Our Team

Mark Graban

Tina Jackson

Karen Martin

Mark Minukas

Tiffany Mock

Mike Osterling

Tracy O’Rourke

Jim Silva

Ric VanDerLinden

Brent Wahba

Chad Walters

Jerry Wright

Value. Flow. Profit.

The Karen Martin Group is your source for making it happen.