DAK Academy

Developing Improvement Leaders

DAK Academy provides a blend of advice, training and coaching support for improvement leaders tasked with the challenge of improving manufacturing performance such as:

  • Senior Managers.
  • Front Line Leaders.
  • Planners.
  • CI Managers and change agents.
  • Project Teams and business sponsors.
  • Support personnel.

 That includes:

  • Lean TPM assessment benchmarks to identify improvement programme status, barriers to progress and next steps to accelerate the pace of improvement.
  • Learning club programmes to align outlook and develop standards
  • Short courses for improvement leaders to develop understanding of industry best practices (see below).
  • Improvement Team Review and Coaching  support to develop in house high performance team and team leader capabilities
  • Workplace learning Cycles to guide the development and implementation of improvements by front line teams, establish a proactive improvement culture and deliver business improvement priorities (see below)

Learn About Industry Best Practices 

The content of our training courses, learning clubs and support plans are based on our work with well known and award winning organisations helping them to apply Lean and TPM principles to deliver year on year performance gains.  That covers

Taming Technology to improve Reliability through

  • Asset Care best practice
  • Work routine design and skill development
  • Maintenance Planning

Ratchet Up Performance: Performance Management

  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • TPM Leadership Best Practice
  • Daily Management and Front line leadership

Better Projects Faster : Project management

  • Project Governance
  • Project Leadership
  • Project Team Delivery

Embracing Advanced Technology

Implement Lessons Learned

Our aim is to  provide participants with both details of proven best practice techniques and a practical road map for transferring lessons learned back to the workplace.  That includes implementation activities using 90 day workplace learning cycles such as the one below.  A proven approach to building the insight and engagement needed to secure lasting improvement.


These quarterly cycles provide a framework to implement and refine new ideas as part of the day to day management.  They also provide coaching touch points to guide progress against 3 implementation quality milestones:

  • The first touchpoint is used to confirm that improvement areas are identified, prioritised and action plans are realistic and achievable,
  • The second touchpoint is used to confirm that the improvement team has been mobilised and they are tracking the impact of their programme;
  • The final touchpoint is used to confirm benefit delivery and support formal recognition of success.

Let us Help You To Make It Happen

DAK Academy can also provide Learning Clubs, Training and Coaching support to

  • Raise awareness, win hearts and minds and get buy in to those new ideas.
  • Improve insight into issue/opportunity causal factors and identify next steps.
  • Surface barriers (real and imagined) overcome problems, refine ideas and progress them further.
  • Guide the introduction of new working practices covering.
    • Leadership and direction setting.
    • Execution of routine activities and feedback to get better every day.
    • Goals and metrics to drive further improvement and sustain the gains.

Use this link to find out more about our  Learning Club, Training and Support plans or contact us to discuss how we can help your organisation to deliver its improvement goals.