The Unipart Way
Our international clients increasingly are facing issues that span the globe in terms of their need to engage people at every level of the business. But unlocking the potential in people across national boundaries, different cultures and varying market conditions can present its own range of issues.
The Unipart Way is a philosophy of working that is underpinned by a set of tools and techniques that form the basis of our knowledge management system. We have drawn previously on our relationships with Honda and Toyota to create a world-class body of knowledge for operational excellence. Now we have combined that knowledge with our culture and strong heritage in marketing and branding to turn the Unipart Way into a formidable business system.
The Unipart Way provides a foundation for innovation and organisational improvement on a global basis. When implemented across multiple sites or in multiple countries, it can provide you with a standard approach and measures that enable people to share best practise more easily and effectively.
Whether that means managing a complex global supply chain or sharing problem solving skills, The Unipart Way has already been used successfully to unlock the potential of businesses around the world in almost any sector. It offers people the ability to have 'one way’ of evaluating and improving that can connect diverse elements of even the most complex businesses.
Unlocking Benefits that Last
Unlocking Employee Engagement
The Unipart Way creates a new culture in an organisation - one that inspires and enables people to go the extra mile and actively seek opportunities for continuous improvement in all that they do, for the benefit of themselves, the organisation and its customers.
For our Logistics customers, they firstly see the traditional benefits of Lean such as cost reduction and increased productivity. But more than that, they also get sustained innovation from a pro-active and highly motivated team.
Our consultancy proposition is that we transfer our deep knowledge, create engagement and enthusiasm, and build an integrated system of improvement aligned to the client’s culture that will be sustained over time. Clients know that while there are many ways of improving the operational effectiveness of an organisation, the biggest challenge is always ensuring that these improvements are sustained. This is a key benefit of The Unipart Way.
From our own experience, over many years, we have found that the challenge of keeping these benefits going, and continuously improving them, requires a high level of employee engagement. Engaging people at all levels, unlocking their ideas and then giving them the capabilities and confidence to solve their own problems, lies at the heart of The Unipart Way. It breaks down silos and connects people to business like never before.
The Unipart Way drives employee engagement by unlocking the capability of people at all levels of the organisation.
Some of the best examples of employee engagement come from our many problem solving teams that deliver innovative solutions to business problems.
Our approach to creative problem solving has been developed within our own company programme, Our Contribution Counts Circles, over the past twenty years. It provides a simple, six-stage approach to enabling people to work in teams to solve problems at their own level. This approach delivers improved ways of working by giving people increased confidence and knowledge. In most cases, this problem solving reduces cost for the company while making people's jobs easier and more effective.
Our customers see the advantages of ‘Performance through Engagement, which is delivered by using The Unipart Way inside their own companies. Not only do they get reduced cost and the elimination of waste, but they also benefit from hundreds of innovative ideas. This is a result of having a employees that are truly engaged in helping to grow their business by generating ideas and solving problems. It can bring considerable customer benefits as our case histories show. Click here to read more.