Successful Berenschot Operations Summer School

On Thursday, 10 August, the six participants in the Berenschot Operations Summer School presented the findings of their study to clients and Berenschot. In line with the theme ‘Excellence for Man and Machine’, they looked at the opportunities to optimise business processes at three companies.

The presentation was the final part of the course, which began with one week of training: Yellow Belt Lean Six Sigma, supply chain management and advisory skills. Subsequently, the students underwent a full advisory process, from intake to final presentation, during a period of three weeks. During the advisory process they were often on site at the participating companies in Nijmegen, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Venlo. “Based on multimoment recording and continuous time registration studies, the students looked to see where business processes could be improved in the workplace. This took place independently or in group of two,” says Jan Warnaars, one of the coaching Berenschot consultants. “Based on the study, a recommendation was given to the manager. One of the managers indicated that, as a result of the study conducted by the Summer School student, the current process was looked at from a different perspective. Where the employees were initially hesitant about changing the settings of the automated process, after two weeks they were convinced and even continued to optimise the process further.”

The students were very enthusiastic about the Operations Summer School. The fact that they were sent to the companies independently and were given many responsibilities particularly appealed to them. Also the involvement of the coaches and other Berenschot colleagues was very much appreciated. Berenschot looks back on a successful Berenschot Operations Summer School and thanks the students and the participating companies for their commitment.

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