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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Lean Leadership – Part 3 of 3

October 29, 2016

Over the 16 years that we’ve been providing support to organizations at nearly every stage of the Lean journey, leadership has consistently emerged as the […]

Lean Leadership – Part 2 of 3

September 22, 2016

Over the 16 years that we’ve been providing support to organizations at nearly every stage of the Lean journey, leadership has consistently emerged as the […]

Lean Leadership – Part 1 of 3

August 9, 2016

Over the 16 years that we’ve been providing support to organizations at nearly every stage of the Lean journey, leadership has consistently emerged as the […]

Building the Fit Organization (with Dan Markovitz)

January 21, 2016

The corporate landscape is littered with the carcasses of companies that have failed in their pursuit of the Toyota Way. Their efforts fail precisely because […]

Think Simple.

Profit Through Simplicity isn’t just our tagline. It’s a core value that 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

Steve Ebbing

Mark Graban

Tina Jackson

Karen Martin

Mark Minukas

Tiffany Mock

Tracy O’Rourke

Mike Osterling

Mary Savoy

Ric VanDerLinden

Brent Wahba

Jerry Wright

Value. Flow. Profit.

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