Responsibility. Respect. Results.
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 for your shareholders!
We listen deeply to customer and organization’s needs to identify problems accurately.
We treat people with the respect, raise awareness of the business needs and inspire a desire for change.
We develop internal coaches and through a Center of Excellence, we help sustain the change work long into the future.
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 to identify waste in your value streams for improved speed to customer, quality and costs.
Focused Process Improvement
We facilitate focused Lean Six Sigma projects to solve specific client problems.
Learning & Development
We help in achieving self-sustenance by grooming inhouse transformation agents to sustain the continuous improvement culture.
We help executives to identify their strategic or True North Goals for their business and charter a transformation roadmap.
Build a Cohesive Culture
We help in breaking organizational silos through focused/relevant team building activities to bring in the required clarity of purpose in teams.
23+ Years Of Experience In Various industries.
We’re proud that our firm offers top-notch coaches who have had operational experience leading multi-million dollar businesses with spectacular achievements. With us you’ll never feel like you are dealing with consultants in suits with briefcases, but genuine change agents who work alongside your teams in the trenches, challenging them in a respectful and learning oriented way. So with us, your chances of successful transformational or improvement projects are as high as they possibly can be!
How We Work
Why Us, Our Values
What People Say
"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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What is the high level process and how long will this take?
We begin each engagement with a phone call or video conference (or an expenses paid visit your office/facility). Next, we summarize your needs in a RFP document. Once we agree on a contract, we start getting to work based on your organization’s unique priorities and needs. We design project plans based on our client’s unique business needs. In the RFP, we outline each phase of the project, the project’s total duration, as well as our various offerings.
How much would it cost?
We already have an ongoing Lean program. How can your program benefit us?
You will be surprised. We will never presume that we know your business or your customers like you do, but we are highly skilled at making Lean work for your team in such a way that you see improved morale and even better business results. We blend lean methodologies with other best practices to develop people, build the problem -solving muscle of your team, and systematically improve business performance by creating more value for customers.
We work with your company’s internal change agents, but love being a “fresh set of eyes” for you and your team. We’re laser-focused in our approach, and we work at an accelerated pace. Learn more about our team members.
Do we need any resources to work with you? If yes, what kind and how many?
Yes. In order to properly develop your team members and help you create systems to achieve sustainable business results, working with True North Solutions is a resource commitment. To get started on the engagement, we will need a lean sponsor (either the CEO or his/her designate). We will also need a Site Lean Leader/designate who will actively and enthusiastically participate in the change project (we will work with this person to become the future lean coach/sensei within the organization). And lastly, we will need a cross-functional team including a finance leader (controller) who will participate in the early value stream mapping and project scoping exercise.
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