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Operating System, Operational Excellence Transformation, Lean Initiative

STS Operating System (XOS)

The XOS is a complete Lean deployment and roadmap within the management strategy that focuses on the planning and execution of tying together present-day capabilities and developing customized actions to deliver the future state that will impact strategic goals. Many organizations can identify what they want to accomplishment.  The STS Lean deployment model helps your organization develop a customized plan to accomplish those goals.


The first step in Lean deployment is to develop strategic goals. The STS approach follows the discovery and development of SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound). For the time-bound element, long-term strategies are typically multi-year, but usually no longer than three to five years.  The XOS provides a step-by-step planning guide for specific lean deployment results.


XOS is your customized Lean deployment roadmap within the management strategy that focuses on how present-day actions impact future goals.


An RPA (Rapid Plant Assessment) is a convenient snapshot of the current state of plant operations utilized to prepare for a future state. An RPA is a mini version of the full XOS Assessment.

Change Management

Change management is a systematic approach to dealing with the transition or transformation of an organization’s strategies, goals, processes or technologies.

Value Stream Analysis

Value Stream Analysis provides a visual aid for anyone looking to see issues or obstacles along the value stream.

Project Hopper Creation

The Project Hopper provides a solution to capture the problems and/or ideas the employee identifies to improve a process and the company’s bottom line.

Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin Kanri is a step-by-step process by which organizations can accomplish the alignment of current operations to the achievement of long-term goals.

Equipment Analysis / OEE

Equipment Analysis & OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) are key to lead time reduction. Together each activity addresses quality and the ability to increase capacity. A thorough review of these could be critical in establishing a capital expense budget.

Capital Expense Budgeting

The business case for Capital Expense Budgeting is an important part of the yearly business strategy. Navigating where and when to spend resources can be a component of creating competitive advantages.

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