DAK Academy Support

We provide short courses, create training programmes and in-house training academies to drive tangible performance improvement.  Programmes that will:

  • Encourage ownership of learning goals and pathways.
  • Provide individuals and teams with the skills they need to deliver year on year improvement.
  • Reinforce a proactive culture and the values of the organisation.

All programmes have a practical workplace learning focus supported by coaching to unlock the potential of individuals and support the delivery of business goals such as:

Developing Skills to Deliver Zero Breakdowns

This in house support plan is designed to provide training and coaching support for those meeting the challenge of delivering zero breakdowns. 

The training and coaching content provides a blend of Lean and TPM toolsets selected to develop internal capabilities to achieve this by:

  1. Breaking out of Reactive Maintenance
  2. Scaling up for growth. (to lock in the gains)

The precise programme will be developed to build on existing good practices and internal improvement capabilities.

Leader Guide: Breaking Out of Reactive Maintenance

The Break Out Road Map

The Break Out Roadmap is  based on an analysis of successful countermeasures to breakdowns covering over 500 years of line running time.  That analysis identifies 2 areas that contribute to 85% of the causes of breakdowns.  

Fix these issues first to create the time and head space to progress from reactive to proactive maintenance. 

Below is a summary of how to make that happen. 

Leader Guide: Scaling Up For Growth

The Scale Up Road Map

This second support programme builds on the progress made to date through the Breakout Road map to lock in the gains and support task transfer. That releases specialist resource and management time from dealing with day to day issues to carry out higher value adding activities.

That is equivelent to meeting the challenge of draining the swamp whilst fending off the crocodiles. 

Even where the capacity gains cannot be easily converted into output, these countermeasures reduce the risk of human error and levels of quality defects.  They also speed up skill development and improve workforce flexibility. 

Developing Skills to Reduce Minor Stops and Defects

This in house support plan provides training and coaching support for those meeting the challenge of optimising process capability.  That includes the application of Lean and TPM toolsets to practical projects to: 

  1. Reduce the causes of Minor stops and Quality Defect
  2. Deliver Step out performance

Leader Guide: Reducing Minor Stops and Defects

Beyond Zero Breakdowns

Even with stable operation, it is not uncommon for jams, fallen bottles and electrical trips to reduce the Mean Time Between Intervention (MTBI) for production operators to minutes.  Each stop reduces capacity, adds to energy costs and increases the risk of human error and quality defects.

By comparison, leading organisations have mean time between intervention measured in hours if not shifts.  In addition to freeing up time, that extends component life, improves material yield, reduces quality defects and saves energy. That also improves process resilience and the ability to flex output to match customer demand.  


Leader Guide: Delivering Step Out Performance

Releasing New Value from Operations

This fourth support programme develops the capability to sustain operational effectiveness whilst introducing improved products and services to set the customer agenda and deliver growth.

That can achieve step out gains where there is close collaboration between commercial, operations and technology functions. 

This close collaboration supports horizontal learning, primes the innovation pump and speeds up the conversion of value proposition ideas into higher added value products and services. 

As part of the delivery of new product and service offerings the improvement process releases new value from operations such as:

  • Increased Precision, higher material yield and lower levels of quality defects,
  • Improved flow of value and reduced customer lead times,
  • High productivity, flexibility and responsiveness to shifts in demand.

Developing Skills to Deliver Better Projects Faster

As with any skill, it takes time and experience to develop capability. 

This support module sets out training and coaching plans around live projects to develop project team capabilities for those in project team member, project leader and project governance roles. 

Support for multiple development plans as part of the project programme involves the application of Early Equipment Management (EEM) skill passport modules to:

  • Create superior specifications
  • Discover latent problems early when they are cheaper to fix
  • Manage and prevent project risks
  • Develop the insight to deliver additional project value. 

The outcome is the systematic development of skills to deliver better projects faster.

Developing Skills to Deliver New Technology Gains

This support module is designed to develop the capability of management, technical and operational teams to specify, procure and deliver the full potential of advanced technology.

The programme begins with a diagnostic of current practices against best in class benchmarks.  That is used to align team outlook about gaps and priorities and mobilise practical projects to both deal with the gaps and raise capabilities.