Business Consultant in the fields of Lean Management, Lean Transformation, Kaizen, Lean Certification Training & Lean Apparel Production.


    A senior executive with over twenty years of successful leadership role in manufacturing and business management, Vineet is a technically skilled professional with versatile industry experience as a Management Consultant, COO, Office Manager, Technical & Quality Manager. He is an expert at enhancing both operational & business process efficiency through Strategy Development, Creating Culture of Continuous Improvement & LeanSigma deployment in processes across the value chain. 

Vineet has experience in Change Management at both the Business Leadership and Shop floor levels, also has effectively re-aligned ERP solutions with business needs.

Has held senior level positions working with Value Adding Leadership at Companies like TBM Consulting Group, Gokaldas Exports, Gap Inc. and Li & Fung. 

Management graduate from Bombay University, Vineet has undergone coaching at XLRI Jamshedpur for "Managers as Mentors", is professionally trained with vast experience in application of Lean Tools for quality assurance, productivity & efficiency, plant layout, capacity planning, line design and work content management based on time and motion studies.

Specialties: Effective Strategy Execution, Rapid Project Deployment using Lean Process, Reducing Variation in manufacturing & business process, Sustainable Cost Reduction, Lean Certification Training, Leadership & Employee Engagement, Continuous Improvement Strategies, Management Best Practices.

 

Your choice of the right consultant or consulting company can mean the difference between success and failure of your project. 

There are four key elements of a successful consulting relationship.

  • Expertise: Does the consultant demonstrate the right level and type of expertise to address your problems? Your needs for expertise may vary based upon the challenge at hand.

  • Industry expertise : Subject-matter expertise (demonstrated experience addressing a specific type of problem where exact industry knowledge may be less important)  Outside perspective based upon experience and/or data

  • Framework & Structure: Does the consultant provide a roadmap for long- term success, a process for scoping the problem and solving it, does he leave behind a framework and structure for sustaining the gains once the consultant has completed the assignment?

  • Relationship & Trust: Does the consultant offer one-to-one relationships at different levels in your organization? Who will stay in touch during the engagement? Is there a consistent team deployed at all levels? Does the consulting firm’s leadership clearly understand your business, your issues and your culture? Be sure that the delivery footprint matches your needs.

  • Measurable Results: Does the consultant work with you to identify and deliver measurable top and bottom-line results or implemented hard savings? Is there a process for continuous evaluation? What process does the consultant follow to ensure that the strategic direction of the engagement is clearly defined and that you understand critical success measures as well as when things are backsliding –and what’s being done to put the engagement back on track? 

 

Assessing Consulting Firm Capabilities

A good consultancy can add a significant amount of value to a project and is well worth their fees. Conversely, selecting the wrong consultants can be expensive and may have a negative impact on your business. We believe the ultimate goal is for the consultants to work themselves out of a job or at least finish the job at hand and begin the next major project or task. We call this knowledge transfer. Some key capabilities you might explore about the consulting firm and their related industry experience are as follows:

Hands-on operational experience running manufacturing, distribution and logistics

Capabilities identifying, implementing and achieving strategic breakthrough objectives. Implementation is critical and differentiated from strategy development. While a good strategy consultant can be worth his or her weight in gold, we find that many companies often fail to implement their strategy. Do not underestimate the power of a consultant with hands-on implementation experience—someone who is willing to get their hands “dirty”.

Demonstrated ability to implement process improvements and deliver results in specific areas of value creation including but not limited to: cultural transformation, driving revenue growth, improving profitability, increasing cash flow, increasing speed to market, improving customer- centricity, streamlining distribution and logistics practices.

Management process and measurement system for aligning improvement activities to key performance metrics.

Ensuring Success

Don’t make a decision based solely on price. Does the consultant have experience delivering the type of results you need? Does the consultant provide well-defined roadmap for improvement with a clear statement of responsibility for both you and the consulting firm? Client-side executive engagement is extremely important for the consultant to have a successful engagement and deliver the results you demand.

A low rate for an inexperienced consultant can be much more costly in the long run than having a more experienced consultant complete the project in less time (and probably with better quality). Choosing a consultant based on lowest daily/hourly rate is generally not the best way to go.

A good consultant need have the technical prowess and be business savvy to understand the environment; identify broad issues; isolate specific issues; and get a realistic view of where things are and what is needed. From there the consultant should quickly assess the situation and identify several possible solutions to meet the specific goals, requirements, and limitations for this client or project. This is where the client benefits from the consultants' experience, exposure to various environments and technologies, and ability to collaborate to identify creative yet viable options to:

  • Improve Profitability
  • Make Balance Sheet Improvements
  • Increase Flexibility and Responsiveness
  • Support Innovation and Growth Initiatives
  • Provide Training to Sustain and Establish a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Please contact for an initial assessment of growth and improvement opportunities: 

e-mail - vineet.sethi@me.com

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