Bourton Group has been working with the Construction Sector for over 10 years, helping to drive performance improvement against that Holy Trinity of measures; Cost, Quality and Delivery.

Over the last few years we have noticed considerable change in attitude in the sector towards manufacturing and what can be learnt from a sector which is demonstrably further ahead on the Lean journey. We hear people talking about ‘Factory Thinking‘ and ‘From Construction to Production‘, which we think is great.

Case Studies

Sellafield Ltd: Developing a Self Sufficient Lean Sigma Capability

Construction & Infrastrucure

Our client is responsible for safely delivering decommissioning, reprocessing, nuclear waste management and fuel manufacturing activities.

Our work involved working with the client to design, deliver and support the development of a Lean Sigma Capability.

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Highways England: Highways Construction, Maintenance & Operation

Construction & Infrastrucure

Approximately £450k task value per annum for the deployment of Lean on a combined HE programme of £2 billion (MP and NDD).

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Network Rail: Six Sigma Speeds up the Rail Network

Construction & Infrastrucure

When Network Rail took on the UK infrastructure in 2002 it faced many demands. But there was one big issue at the top of the agenda: train delays, severely affecting customers and costing hundreds of millions of pounds a year in penalties.

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Carillion PLC: M6 Extension puts Lean Sigma on the Map

Construction & Infrastrucure

Having developed an impressive track record with the Highways Agency, Bourton Group was asked to help Carillion deploy Lean Sigma improvement methodology to bring the project in on time and significantly under budget.

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Working together

What we do

What we do

Bourton Group has subject matter expertise in the deployment of Lean Construction from the development of Strategies and Programmes and gaining sign-off and commitment at board level through to the facilitation of teams on construction sites using lean tools and techniques to deliver real and sustained bottom line improvements. We are well versed in helping our clients to deliver best practice in Lean Construction using approaches such as Lean Collaborative Planning and Production Control to deliver real improvement in scheme performance.

Experience

Experience

We have extensive experience across the complete range of Construction and Infrastructure companies from Client; Major Contractor; Specialist Sub-Contractor; Material and Equipment Provider; Architects; Designers; Engineers and Consultants. We also work across a wide range of sectors including; Highways; Rail; Power Generation and Distribution; Nuclear and other Utilities

Approach

Our approach

The Bourton Group philosophy is based around the delivery of sustainable performance improvement. We achieve this by working collaboratively with our clients and partners to embed change and to ensure they retain the necessary skills and competences to carry on their Lean journey after our assignment is complete.

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