Lean consultants for the construction industry.

We are among the UK’s most experienced Lean construction consultancies. Our team is proud to have built a reputation based on results and value.

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A growing network offering the best in Lean construction consultancy.

Rubicon Wigzell is owned and managed by Andrew Moore and Charlie Wigzell, familiar names in the Lean community. Over the past decade, the company has built a network of associates who share our commitment to excellence, open, collaborative relationships, fair dealing and return on investment.

Developing people, sharing knowledge, driving improvement.

Like all good consultants we focus on the customer. We work at pace and operate as catalysts for positive change. We believe in openness, collaboration and shared learning, and we aim to drive improvement throughout the construction industry. That’s why we’ve worked to create a learning programme that makes Lean tools and techniques accessible for everyone… and it’s why we give it away for free.

Rubicon Wigzell Team

Andrew Moore – Director

Specialist Areas:

Lean Mentor, Collaborative Planning Expert, Lean Strategy Design, Lean Project & Programme Management, Process Improvement, Lean Practitioner Trainer, Project/Programme Organisational Design.

Background:

An experienced business consultant and Lean Master Engineer, I have been developing and deploying Lean techniques in the construction industry for the past 20 years in all industry sectors. I believe in a ‘Learning Whilst Doing’ approach and see the benefits of hands-on working with teams to improve construction performance and transferring Lean skills and thinking at the same time.

Signature Projects:

London 2012 Olympics, Shard Building, Library Of Birmingham, Various BAA projects inc Terminal 5, Smart Motorway Programme, High Speed 2 Phase 1, Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) Programme, Road Investment Programme, Hinkley C Project.

Measurable Successes:

Supported the TRU team to deliver their DfT submission 3 months early and against the odds.

We have supported the delivery of over £150 Million of savings for Highways England in the past 5 years.

Delivered over £22 Million of savings through improvement projects delivered by candidates on the FLITe training programme.

Supported the Area 9 Kier roads team to deliver over 1000 tonnes of pavement from one machine in one shift and 33% improvement overall.

Supported the M25 project team to deliver the scheme 40% quicker than any other Smart Motorway Scheme.

Charlie Wigzell – Director

Specialist Areas :

Collaborative Planning Expert, Lean Strategy Deployment, Process Improvement,  Organisational Design, Team Building and Personal Coaching.

Background:

With 40 years experience in coaching individuals, teams, projects, organisations and enterprises, a fierce interest in education and development and a passion for improving performance, I have been applying the principles of Lean thinking to the construction industry for the past 25 years on a wide variety of projects across the industry.

Signature Projects:

Walsall Hospital, London 2012 Olympics, Barts Hospital, GWRM Electrification Programme, Brighton and Hove Sewage Treatment Works, Deephams Upgrade, Liverpool Sewage Works, Heysham Bypass, Area 2 Highways Maintenance.

Measurable Successes:

Walsall Hospital delivered on time and on budget.

Brighton and Hove exemplary handover achieved.

Area 2 yearly schemes programme delivered as planned.

Craig Wilkinson

Specialist Areas :

Enterprise-wide Lean Transformation Projects, Collaborative Planning, Visual Management, Process Improvement and Training Delivery.

Background:

I am a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Qualified Value Associate and certified Prince2 Practitioner.

I specialise in enterprise-wide Lean deployment programmes and transformation projects. I have delivered many improvement programmes across different departments of the UK civil service and construction industry with a proven track record of successfully applying Lean principles in a number of different sectors.

As a leading practitioner and trained trainer, I deliver improvement projects using change management methodologies and experiential learning models alongside the traditional Lean Six Sigma approach, ensuring the implementation of Lean is embedded and sustained within the businesses I work with.

To support my Lean Six Sigma and change management expertise, I also have experience in project management, training delivery and supply chain management. I am also a trained coach and have experience of coaching individuals and leaders at all levels.

Signature Projects:

HMRC PaceSetter Programme, Highways England Smart Motorway Programme, Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) Programme, Northern Powerhouse Rail Programme

Measurable Successes:

Supported HMRC to deliver over £100 Million of savings through their pioneering Lean PaceSetter programme.

Supported the TRU team to deliver their DfT submission 3 months early and against the odds.

Supported the delivery of over £150 Million of savings for Highways England in the past 5 years.

Delivered over £67 Million of savings through improvement projects delivered by the Performance Excellence group on the TRU programme.

Jacqui Wilson - Office Manager

Speciality:

Provision of First Class Administration Services.

My background is in project managing projects such as office moves, website implementations and helpdesk migrations for companies such as BNP Paribas Lease Group (Rentals) Ltd, Cabot Asset Finance Ltd and GE Capital Equipment Finance Ltd. This experience, combined with training in Six Sigma, High Performance and Quality Awareness, gives me the ability to understand and even predict the needs of the rest of the team, and help them to implement projects as efficiently as possible.

Martin Fawcett

Specialist areas :

Six Sigma (Master Black Belt), Lean Mentor, Statistical Process Control, Collaborative Planning, Organisational Effectiveness, Visual Management and Event Facilitation.

Background:

Starting as a Design Engineer in the Car Industry, I have 18 years experience in the delivery of significant change and improvement projects across the construction, automotive, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and financial service sectors. I have an established record of supporting a wide range of individuals to improve their technical ability, whilst developing organisational culture to ensure sustainable change. I work within construction teams to transfer and embed improvements and lean thinking.

Signature Projects:

Library Of Birmingham, M1 J19 Junction Improvements, O2 Intercontinental Hotel, Heathrow Terminal 4 Hotel, AstraZenca Global Headquarters, M25 Asset Management, Enterprise wide Lean implementation for major developer.

Measurable Successes:

Delivered over £500K benefits on Library of Birmingham.

Supported the delivery of significant savings on M1 J19.

Delivered over 4 months improvement on programme on O2 Hotel project, reducing fitout time by 40%.

Increased capacity of Major Developer by more than 100% through implementation of Lean to their delivery model and within their construction projects.

Mitigated £4M spend by recovering programme on AstraZenca project.

Richard O'Connor

Speciality:

Sustainable performance improvement and organisation transformation.

Lead Consultant, Leading practitioner in the fields of Lean, 6 sigma, systems thinking and world-class business. With 15 years ‘hands-on’ experience working with over 150 organisations across the range of business and service sectors, I know how to help people at all levels to implement and manage sustainable change for improved performance; mentoring and coaching personnel at all organisational levels in:

Specialist Areas:

Lean, Change management, Vision & Strategy Formulation, Policy deployment and Improvement Implementation, Lean transformation, Continuous process improvement, Whole Company Transformation, Focused Improvement Projects, Supply Chain Development.

I’ve been applying Lean within the UK construction sector since 2002, assisting many clients, contractors and sub-contractors to improve delivery performance through all stages of a project. I’ve also helped establish best practice collaborative processes within partnering programmes.

Sam Woodcock

Specialist Areas :

Collaborative Planning , Process Improvement,  1st Run Studies and Team Development.

Background:

An experienced business consultant & Lean Engineer, I have been developing collaborative planning within the construction industry for the past 10 years in all industry sectors. I believe in a hands on and logical approach to delivering improvements. Developing good relationships and driving stability through good process control.

Signature Projects:

London 2012 Olympics, United Utilities WwTW Liverpool, Birmingham New Street Regeneration, Severn Trent Water AMP 6, ABC Electrification Network Rail and Thames Water WwTW.

Measurable Successes:

Reduction of IFAS Cage move Program from 56 days to 9 days with savings of over £700,000.

Improved installation of ducting from 1 per hour to 3 per hour saving 6 weeks on a critical path activity.

Part of a team helping to deliver £400,000 Million of savings for Severn Trent Waters AMP 6. Developed the Production Control Academy and rolled out training across the 9 D&B Partners.

The implementation of a common ‘best practice’ approach to collaborative planning and production control across a number of key areas at Birmingham New Street delivering £2.5m in savings.

Wisam Hasan

Speciality:

Last Planner Process, Visual Management, Process Improvement Projects, Continuous Improvement and Training

An experienced Lean Consultant & Lean Sigma Black Belt, I specialise in Process and Project Management Improvement Techniques. I’ve delivered many process improvement projects within the construction and engineering sectors across a range of service functions including Engineering Design, Project Controls, Construction and Procurement. I’m a skilled practitioner and trainer in the different methodologies of Continuous Improvement, using a hands-on approach during training and mentoring. I have extensive experience of managing teams in a dynamic environment and getting the best out of them to achieve optimum results. As a big believer in the power of data, I frequently use Graphical Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Process Control, and Process Simulations to support improvement projects, alongside behavioural science techniques to manage customer expectations and the human side of the process.

Dr. Steven Ward

Specialist Areas:

Lean Construction Mentor and Coach. ISO 18404, Last Planner training and facilitation, Business Improvement Techniques Trainer and Assessor.

Background:

Steven has a lifetime of construction experience beginning as an apprentice carpenter, progressing to chartered builder and achieving a doctorate in civil engineering. His research examines critical success factors for the practical application of lean thinking within the construction sector. In 2016, Steven’s knowledge and application of lean was examined by the Royal Statistical Society and he achieved ISO 18404 certification at the highest level as “Lean Expert” one of the first in the world to meet this standard.

Signature Projects:

“Piloting the Deployment of ISO18404 in the Construction Sector” Construct Wales Supplier Development Programme, Scottish Construction Centre Lean Programme, AstraZenica Project Laureate, Enterprise Ireland Lean Transform Programme, Road Investment Programme. Knowledge Transfer Partnership best of the best finalist “Embedding Lean thinking in construction”

Measurable Successes:

30% lead time reductions on new build commercial projects. Five fold increase in profits against a static turnover coaching a roads Maintenance company. Retail fit out lead times halved. 44% increase in Gross profit on Void Refurbishment. 50% lead time reduction and 20% overall cost reduction on Social Housing relets.

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