We help you identify your 'True North'
purpose, keep this front and center for your team members every day, and unlock exceptional value for your customers and your shareholders!
We listen deeply to the needs of the client and the organization and help them gain clarity of their 'True North' purpose.
We treat people with the respect, raise awareness of business needs and inspire a desire for change while developing them.
We help drive improvement projects with relentless focus on customer and business metrics to achieve breakthrough results.
What We Do
Future-focused organizations fulfill the needs of their customers in a timely and cost-effective manner. They know their ‘True North’ business purpose and align all organizational activities in pursuit of unlocking value for customers and improving performance for its shareholders. We can help transform your organization to such by guiding you to redefine your company’s True North purpose and systematically developing your people to become effective problem-solvers who can deliver on this True North purpose.As trained lean thinkers, we work with you to significantly improve your business performance. We achieve this by maximizing human potential through ‘Learning by Doing’ scientific PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Adjust) methodology that helps chart-wise paths forward based on what your customers truly want.We help you achieve your most important goals, sustain improvements, and stay competitive through leading-edge best practices and customized, one-on-one coaching.
What We Offer
We help you identify the right priorities, set a shared vision and deploy executable/measurable plans.
Value Stream Improvement
We help you identify waste in your value streams for improved speed to customer, quality, and costs.
Focused Process Improvement
We lead focused Lean Six Sigma projects to help you solve specific business problems.
Learning & Development
We help you sustain by coaching your internal change agents and building a strong foundation for a continuous improvement culture.
We help executives identify their strategic or True North goals and create an organizational transformation roadmap.
Build a Cohesive Culture
We break organizational silos through focused team building activities and bring in the required clarity of purpose in teams.
23+ Years Of Experience In Various industries.
We’re proud to offer you support in the form of top-notch coaches with deep operational experience leading multi-million dollar businesses with spectacular achievements. With us, you’ll never feel like you are dealing with stiff management consultants. We are humble coaches and genuine change agents who enjoy working alongside you and your team members. We like getting in the trenches with you, listening hard, and then challenging people to think differently about their work in a respectful, learning-oriented way.
With True North Solutions, your chances of successful transformation and improvement projects are as high as they possibly can be!
How We Work
Why Us, Differentiators
What People Say
"It has been a great experience for me and my team in Centum engaging with True North Solutions(TNS) since the beginning of 2019. What started as an ask for improving a specific area in our operations led to a company-wide transformation exercise, thanks to the unique insights from Uma and his team in TNS. They taught us the Hoshin Kanri concept that helped us come together stronger as one team with clarity on the right focus areas that matters most to our business, both in the short and the long-term. I will strongly recommend TNS to any organization that would like to challenge their status quo for achieving long-term competitiveness through the development of its people through a very structured approach"
It was a pleasure working True North Solutions(TNS) and some of its people with who I worked with for many years. Their breadth of knowledge and experience of LEAN concepts, operations, quality and the overall P&L of business make them uniquely qualified to assist companies in finding their True North direction. TNS spent two weeks in my company, conducting Lean awareness classes in the morning and applying the concepts with the team in the afternoon. The results in just a two week period were stunning and the concepts that they had taught my team continue to be driven today. TNS and its team is an enthusiastic bunch, experienced in all facets of a business and are not shy about getting their hands and mind into the detail. I highly recommend TNS to any company that is striving to become more efficient with their capital, time, assets and most importantly in developing their people!
"It was an absolute delight working with True North Solutions. They exceeded my expectations in delivering an analytics solution in a short time frame with impeccable quality... They also went over and beyond to define a longer-term structured roadmap of how we could better leverage a cloud-based solution with artificial intelligence tools. What impressed me was the through and comprehensive way in which teams in Singapore, Malaysia, and India worked on this project. It was seamless and professional..."
"Uma worked with me in three different companies over a period of nearly 20 years. I saw him grow from being a Six-Sigma Black Belt to becoming a Senior Operations Leader. He is a strong driver of the Toyota Production System and has worked with a variety of businesses, from medical electronics manufacturing to Amazon fulfillment logistics and more. Uma also pioneered a lean medical plant from scratch, which eventually was recognized as a leading best practice in the EMS industry. Uma combines strong lean thinking with people leadership and understands how to adapt his approach to work with many different types of organizations across the globe.”
"Uma is committed and passionate about continuous improvement, be it in operations, supply chain logistics, or in the back office. In the time that we have worked together, I have found Uma to be a positive force for change on all types of challenges. And he delivers!"
"I had the privilege of working with Uma as he drove lean manufacturing initiatives at Amazon and within its supply base. Such initiatives are not easy to lead, especially at supplier sites, but with Uma's knowledge of Lean, his leadership style, and his ability to communicate at all levels within the organization, this project moved very fast. It took just two meetings led by Uma for the management team to change their attitude. I saw this team move from ‘We can't share too much information…’ to asking, ‘How do you believe we should set up our manufacturing lines.”
"Uma brings a broad skill set to a company, ranging from planning, project mgmt, manufacturing, etc. I have a fond memory of Uma leading a session with my team and I on lean manufacturing practises. By the end of the meeting the ideas for improvements were bouncing around the room, with all actively engaged and eager to continue learning from Uma, and to go forward with implementing change. Uma motivates and enthuses proactiveness in others."
"Uma is a fantastic professional. Great spirits, values, and work ethic. Smart, capable, and down to earth at the same time. He always delivered and ready for any new challenges."
"Hard working and sincere with an eye for details and a thirst to learn more. These are Uma's key strengths which make him a valuable asset to any organization."
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