Cost Reduction & Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Founded in 1935, Rath & Strong has been helping organizations achieve improved business results and lasting change. Always an innovator, today Rath & Strong serves clients such as Pfizer, Wyeth, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase, UBS, Norwich Union, Schneider, Armstrong, General Electric, and ABM AMRO with an integrated portfolio of services in Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Leadership Development, Change Management and Cost Reduction programs.
Rath & Strong's full solutions approach – offering consulting, coaching, and training –creates change that sticks, and achieves high impact results and sustainable competitive advantage.
What makes us so respected and effective?
INNOVATION Our experience with Lean and Six Sigma goes back over 70 years. In groundbreaking work, we pioneered many of the tools critical to the Lean, Lean Six Sigma, and Six Sigma methodologies. In the 1970's, Rath & Strong's Dorian Shainin played an integral part in developing Six Sigma at Motorola with Bill Smith. Later, in the 1980's, Rath & Strong helped bring Lean from Japan, pioneering the integration of JIT and Process Redesign with Quality (or what is now commonly referred to as Lean Six Sigma). Rath & Strong also worked with GE Capital when Six Sigma was applied to services across the board for the first time.
GLOBAL CAPABILITY Our global capabilities span lean, lean six sigma, business process improvement, change management, leadership consulting, cost reduction programs, organizational effectiveness, and training and development assistance. With offices around the world, materials in local languages, we have broad experience in suoporting global rollouts of these initiatives.
SKILLS TRANSFER Rath & Strong offers a full suite of training, coaching, and consulting in Lean, Lean Six Sigma, as well as other customized programs to achieve business excellence. We can help your organization get started, help you go enterprise-wide, re-energize an existing program, or help get a stalled effort restarted. We exclusively work with clients on a skills transfer basis; our client's success is our success.
INTEGRATION OF TECHNICAL & BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF CHANGE Our approach is distinctive. We focus on leadership, change management, people and influence skills — the skills needed to make any business process improvement, be it Lean ,Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, or ongoing improvement, really work and truly last. In all aspects of our work we adopt a transparent, highly collaborative style aimed at sharing knowledge and techniques.
CUSTOMER, PROCESS, LEADERSHIP & CULTURE We’ve learned that focusing on four key leverage points – customer, process, leadership, and culture and how they relate to one another – is key to any successful business process improvement initiative.
• A multidimensional approach to lasting change
• Innovative consultants with vision, business common sense, and P&L experience
• Outstanding training materials and instructors - true implementation consultants
• Hands-on, collaborative partnership - transferring know-how to you
• Pragmatic and flexible with materials adapted to your unique situation
• Offices around the world and delivery in a wide selection of languages