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In relentless pursuit of operational excellence.

From the boardroom to the hospital ward or shop floor, our consultants deliver real value to your business, supporting in implementing real change and improving on efficiency, quality and delivery.

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In relentless pursuit of operational excellence.

From the boardroom to the hospital ward or shop floor, our consultants deliver real value to your business, supporting in implementing real change and improving on efficiency, quality and delivery.

NO Image

In relentless pursuit of operational excellence.

From the boardroom to the hospital ward or shop floor, our consultants deliver real value to your business, supporting in implementing real change and improving on efficiency, quality and delivery.

Develop Consulting exists for one single-minded reason
– to help organisations be the best they can be.

What we do

We support some of the world’s largest organisations across a variety of sectors. By focusing on people and process, we adapt our improvement methodology to any business or industry across the world to deliver continuous benefit and value.

Projects and case studies

Rail Depot Workplace Organisation Improvement

Our team were called upon to improve the production performance and support the development of the operations team at the UK’s leading supply partner for innovative vehicular and pedestrian access control solutions.

Demand & Capacity Planning Theatre Efficiencies

Develop Consulting supported the UK’s largest dedicated neurological and neurosurgical hospital, providing comprehensive services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of all conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles.

Practical Problem Solving Support

Our team worked with a UK based niche sports car manufacturer to implement a Practical Problem Solving training, ensuring their production requirements were met ahead of schedule.

Banking: Process Improvement

Our team were engaged to improve the flow of the patients, improve processes and reduce wait times.

Training & Knowledge Transfer

Our team were engaged to improve the flow of the patients, improve processes and reduce wait times.

Aviation Component MRO

Our team supported one of the largest independent providers of aviation services and technical solutions in the world, to reduce their turn around time, reduce serviceable component stock levels and develop a Continuous Improvement culture.

Theatres Workstream: Improving Theatre Performance

The client was operating with a annual turnover of £430million. To ensure their competitive advantage the client was required to deliver a savings plan totalling £125 million over a 5-year period. The client’s previous experience of savings plans was based around delivering short term cost reduction schemes Additionally, the trust had targeted within the theatre division financial savings of £1.4m within 2012/2013. Our organisation were invited prepare a transformational programme and to deliver a sustainable change that would deliver the required savings.

Demand and Capacity Scheduling

Develop Consulting supported a fully elective specialist orthopaedic hospital, operating 12 theatres with 12 wards, to design a scheduling process to match demand with the available capacity.

Practical Problem Solving Implementation

Develop Consulting worked with one of the leading aero engine, sub-assembly and fan blade builders, supporting their fan blade plant to reduce defects and issues through the implementation of Practical Problem Solving, whilst improving the organisation of the factory using the 5S methodology.

Collaborative Planning on a Major Construction Build

Working with one of the UK’s largest construction companies, on the biggest hotel build project in the UK, Develop Consulting were engaged to assist in the increasing the pace of on-site activity.

Production Output Improvement

Using standard 5S and visual management tools, Develop Consulting coached our client's teams to work in a less cluttered and more organised environment, including a complete re-organisation of the external storage yards, grouping inbound stock by product type and introducing FIFO lanes to the baskets of stripped products to support improved parts configuration.

Reducing Airport Passenger Queue Times With Lean Techniques

Our healthcare team were called upon to examine the existing processes for approving any new study at a major hospital trust in the northeast of England.

Cabinet Shop Layout Improvement

Our team were called upon to improve the production performance and support the development of the operations team at the UK’s leading supply partner for innovative vehicular and pedestrian access control solutions.

Warehouse space & layout

Our team were called upon to improve the production performance and support the development of the operations team at the UK’s leading supply partner for innovative vehicular and pedestrian access control solutions.

Production Improvement Programme

In 2023, our team supported one of the UK’s leading Modular development and construction companies with the development and implementation of an improvement plan and governance for operations to increase the capacity and number of units to 3 per day before the commencement of their next project.

Energy and Operational Optimisation Project

Our team were called upon to improve the production performance and support the development of the operations team at the UK’s leading supply partner for innovative vehicular and pedestrian access control solutions.

Lean thinking – pathology

Our team were engaged by a Pathology laboratory service provider to assist with the deployment of lean thinking methodologies to streamline the flow of Patient specimens.

Revolutionising Patient Care

Develop Consulting were asked by NHS England to help in a nationwide programme aligning care homes with GP practices to improve medical care for residents.

Modular Housing: End to End Business Improvement

Develop Consulting were engaged to support a relatively new modular housing business, from supply chain to installation and Practical Completion (PC) with particular emphasis on increasing factory productivity and improving finished product quality (Right First Time).

Improving Logistics for a Hydraulics Company

Our team were called upon to improve the production performance and support the development of the operations team at the UK’s leading supply partner for innovative vehicular and pedestrian access control solutions.

Improving quality, efficiency and effectiveness within niche automotive manufacturer

An industry-leading British automotive manufacturer responsible for producing top-of-the-range supercars approached Develop Consulting to assist with its inefficient logistics operation within the production facilities.

Non-Conformance Process Improvement

Working with one of the UK’s largest heavy engineering and manufacturing companies, Develop Consulting were engaged to support a significant reduction in the number of occurrences and impact caused to the business due to non-conforming parts and materials.

Airport Security Passenger Throughput Improvement

Reducing airport passenger queue times by increasing throughput and introducing robust planning by implementing lean techniques

Passenger Train Overhaul

Our team were approached by a major rail operator delivering services to the passenger and freight sectors across Australia, to help train, coach and mentor their staff.

30% turnaround reduction for global MRO

Our team worked hard to deliver a programme to reduce turn around time at a global maintenance, repair and overhaul company.

Modular Housing – End to End Business Improvement

With plans to become a major player in this emerging sector, the client requested our support to help improve quality, capacity and build times to meet growing demand.

Lead Time Reduction Programme

Develop Consulting supported one of the most successful motor yacht builders in the world, helping them achieve a reduction in build time, whilst improving manufacturing processes and quality, releasing significant savings and creating additional manufacturing capacity.

Prioritising Patient Needs: Productive General Practice (PGP) Quick Start Programme.

Our healthcare team were called upon to examine the existing processes for approving any new study at a major hospital trust in the northeast of England.

Designing an ASHN restructure to radically change processes

A health science network based in the south of England was looking to improve its patient experience within the healthcare industry.

Airport Security Resource Planning Improvement Programme

Our airport operations team were called upon to help one of the UKs largest airports when they faced some of the most significant challenges due to travel restrictions and then a surge in passenger travel.

Airbus: production process

The client is positioned as one of the worlds leading and largest aircraft manufacturers, they have five spare part centres, 160 field sites and three fully fledged training centres globally.

Reducing passenger queue times using robust Lean planning techniques​

Reducing passenger queue times, building upon previously introduced robust Lean planning techniques​.

Ambulatory fracture clinic improvement project

Our team were engaged to improve the flow of the patients, improve processes and reduce wait times.

Process Optimisation

Our team were called upon to optimise processes and layout of a global provider of equipment, systems & digital solutions in freight rail, transit and mining.

Clinical Research: Approving Studies Effectively

Our healthcare team were called upon to examine the existing processes for approving any new study at a major hospital trust in the northeast of England.

Improving The Customer Experience for Passengers with Reduced Movement

Improving The Customer Experience and European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Score For Passengers with Reduced Movement (PRM)

Cadent Gas Planning Improvement Programme

In 2021 and 2022, our team developed a new programme to assist Cadent Gas in servicing and maintaining 543 pre-heat radiators for the gas network.

Twin and single theatres project

Develop Consulting worked with the NHS trust in its world-renowned centre for the diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint problems.

Factory Relocation and Plant Layout

Our team were tasked to support relocating production of 6-9 major components from a UK facility to a facility in the USA, for a global aerospace manufacturer.

Length of Stay Review

Our team worked with an NHS Trust on improving standardisation, reducing patient waiting times and reducing stress levels for staff through better support.

Community Hospital Design

Our team were engaged to complete a Lean value management evaluation of architectural layout designs for a new community hospital.

Healthcare diagnostic

Delivering tailored, bespoke support to every project, we work with frontline and support / back office teams to improve day to day operations that yield long term results and improve patient care.

Boat Build Hours Reduction

Develop Consulting’s support was requested by a manufacturer of luxury motor yachts, with a strong pipeline of orders and challenges on achieving cost and time targets.

Reducing Vehicle Wait Times By Increasing Throughput From Landside to Airside

Working alongside the UK's fastest-growing post-COVID airport, our project was to reduce the issue of long delays for vehicle searches from landside to airside.

Material Management Programme

Our team supported the Assembly department at our client's facility to improve parts availability and presentation, and to reduce non-value-adding material handling by developing a new kitting process.

Rail Depot Team Based Working

Our team were called upon to improve the production performance and support the development of the operations team at the UK’s leading supply partner for innovative vehicular and pedestrian access control solutions.

Enabling Resilience and Resourcefulness

GP practices in the north of England needed support in designing an unprecedented system in order to administer flu vaccines to 3.5k patients as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.

PCN Pharmacy Procedure Improvement

Our team was invited to help create and implement a standardised procedure for ordering repeat prescriptions for seven care homes, six pharmacies and three GP practices within a PCN.

Opportunity search

Opportunity search is a structured process over a 10 week period, to help organisations identify and agree real tangible ideas for improvement that will deliver financial benefits.

Cobham Aviation Services

Cobham’s engineering business partnered with our team to implement a Lean Principles pilot program into a workshop environment to improve the overall capability of the workshop to exceed its customer’s expectations.

Airport Busing Process Improvement

Our team were called upon to improve the production performance and support the development of the operations team at the UK’s leading supply partner for innovative vehicular and pedestrian access control solutions.

Defect Reduction and Process Optimisation

Develop Consulting significantly improved a UK lens manufacturer's approach to identifying and solving quality defects, and improved their process flow.

Production Improvement

Our team were called upon to improve the production performance and support the development of the operations team at the UK’s leading supply partner for innovative vehicular and pedestrian access control solutions.

Transforming Outpatients – Optimising clinic preparation

Develop Consulting supported a major Acute Hospital Trust to reduce costs and implement continuous improvement methodology.

Volume Improvement Programme

Our team were called upon to improve the production performance and support the development of the operations team at the UK’s leading supply partner for innovative vehicular and pedestrian access control solutions.

Maximising Capabilities and Building Resources in General Practice

A medical practice with three surgeries in Hampshire, worked with Develop Consulting to manage patients presenting symptoms such as palpitations in primary, rather than secondary care.

Transforming the Neurosurgical Pathway

Develop Consulting supported the UK’s largest dedicated neurological and neurosurgical hospital, providing comprehensive services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of all conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles.

Rail Maintenance & Renovation Services Business Strategy

Our team were engaged to improve the flow of the patients, improve processes and reduce wait times.

Aviation MRO – Layout Improvements

Our team supported one of the largest independent providers of aviation services and technical solutions in the world, to improve their production areas and implement Continuous Improvement methodologies to empower change.

Factory Industrial Design

Our team were called upon to improve the production performance and support the development of the operations team at the UK’s leading supply partner for innovative vehicular and pedestrian access control solutions.

Facilities Design Optimisation using Lean Techniques

Develop Consulting supported a 166-bed fully accredited acute care community hospital, providing in-hospital comprehensive 24-hour care for internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics, anaesthesia, emergency and family medicine.

Supply Chain and Logistics Performance Improvement

Our team were called upon to improve the production performance and support the development of the operations team at the UK’s leading supply partner for innovative vehicular and pedestrian access control solutions.

Security Resource Planning Improvement Programme​

Our team supported one of the largest airports in the UK with a bespoke Security Resource Planning Improvement Programme​

Outpatients improvement

This client operates a large hospital in Australia and provides state-of-the-art medical care to a large metropolitan area. The hospital employs more than 7,200 staff and treats over 650,000 outpatient a year.

Engineering Office: Process Improvement

Develop Consulting supported a Global Rail Designer & Manufacturer to improve their Engineering department's output and improve communication and stakeholder management.

Parking Process Optimisation

Our team were called upon to optimise the parking processes and introduce a new IT system in support of one of the UK's fastest-growing airports.

Warehouse & Logistics

Our team were called upon to help a multinational company that provides third party logistics, handling many varied items from car parts to electronic items. Distributing items from their own holding facilities to their customer’s facilities as required created a very varied and hard to measure process.

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