Lean Management - Develop Manufacturing Leaders, Transform Productivity

Helping Manufacturers Develop 
Leaders & Transform Outputs. 

Helping your Operations Teams to
Stabilise and Optimise their performance.
Guiding them on a path of People & Process
Improvement to deliver your Growth plans.


Prevent Your Operations Output From Getting Worse; Make Costs, Quality, Delivery Dates Predictable


Making Your Operations As Productive, Efficient & Cost Effective As Possible


Enable Your Manufacturing Leaders & Teams to Deliver Your Business Growth Targets

Are Your Manufacturing Team Struggling?

Your Sales Team Are Constantly Chasing Operations for Orders
Manufacturing costs are rising fast you’re not sure how you can keep these increases under control.
Your Operations team are struggling to grow capacity, to do more. They’re holding back your growth plans.
Attracting and retaining skilled, experienced staff is become challenging.
You’re concerned, there is a gap between what you need from Operations leaders and what is being delivered.
Operational teams are stressed; delivery and communication failures occur too often.

Lean Management Consulting

Do These Sound Familiar? If so Lean Management WILL Help.

Lean Management Results


  • 240 year old business learnt how to improve an assembly process, doubling the output.
  • An electrical assembly team slashed the manufacturing time for items from 10 days to 2 days and caught up with late orders and removed overtime panics.
  • Leading Electronics manufacturer discovered how to increase machines made a month from 7 to 12 in just 3 months. 
  • CNC and Welding metal team improved changeovers, gaining 2 hours per day, per CNC machine.
  • Fabrication company uncovered improvements to Scheduling & Purchasing the right steels, increasing output by 60% in just 3 weeks.  
  • Test & Commission process re-organised, enabling a company to deliver an increase of 33% in the whole factory output in just 2 months. 

Operations Management Improvement Services For Manufacturers From Levantar

The Lean Management and Business Process Improvement Services (below) we offer to organisations are for those who need more from their Operational Teams and would like guidance in how to;

  • STABLISE – Prevent Your Operations Output From Getting Worse; Make Them Predictable
  • OPTIMISE – Making Your Operations As Productive & Efficient As Possible
  • GROWTH – Align Your Operations Team With Your Business Growth Target

We’ve learnt that in many organisations the Operations Teams struggle to deliver the Sales Targets.
We’ve developed Operations Management processes and services that helps firms to deliver quality work, faster, on time, at lower costs whilst overcoming the skills challenges many face in 2024 and beyond.

We’re able to advise and implement Strategic plans for Operations departments and production staff.

We ensure your Marketing/Sales and Operational Strategies are aligned in the long term.

Giving you the reassurance that your Operations team can deliver now and grow with your business plans.

We’ve also delivered tactical short term advances to manufacturing teams, enabling companies to respond to short term challenges.

Comprehensive Lean Management & Operations Improvement Services For Manufacturers From Levantar

UK Lean Manufacturing Consultants

UK Lean Manufacturing Consultants

Want guidance on how to OPTIMISE, deliver MORE from your existing equipment and staff? Want to discover how to deliver on-time, every time?
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UK Lean Manufacturing Consultants

Interim Operations Director Manager UK

Interim Operations Director Manager UK

Need help to stabilise the Operational output in your business? Need someone with experience and the ability to roll sleeves up, step in quickly and start delivering? Help to stabilise your operations before making improvements?
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Interim Operations Director & Manager

UK Lean Manufacturing Training Courses

UK Lean Manufacturing Training Courses

Want to up-skill your Operations staff? want to give them production skills that will enable YOU to deliver MORE? Our Lean training WILL BE built around your business needs, using the right techniques that will improve your business.
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UK Lean Manufacturing Courses

Operations Strategy Consulting

Operations Strategy Consulting

You want to grow your Business. You want your Operations to be developed to deliver the revenue targets. You want your Manufacturing & Production teams to develop the skills and behaviours to take you further. You're not sure which technology, systems to invest that will set you on the path. Our Operations Strategy Consulting has been developed to work for you, guiding on the way path forward.
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Operations Strategy Consulting UK

UK Business Process Consulting

UK Business Process Consulting

We help you re-invigorate and optimise your processes; speeding them up, increasing Business Capacity & Compliance. Giving you agile processes that will deliver your business growth.
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UK Business Process Improvement Consultants

Mentoring & Coaching For Operations Managers UK

Mentoring & Coaching For Operations Managers UK

You have a great team. They know your products well, have given you great service. Manufacturing management is a challenge though, they need to know about MRP, ERP, HR, H&S Budgets, Performance Management. You're not sure what else they could or should do to grow your business.
Check out our Mentoring & Coaching service, pick up the phone - it's free to have a chat.

Manufacturing Management Coaching UK

Manufacturing Consulting UK

Manufacturing Consulting UK

Want Manufacturing advice? Not sure what you need to do, whether Lean is for you? Want to know if new processes or investment would be better, whether MRP would deliver what you need?
Check out this page and pick up the phone - it's free to have a chat.

Manufacturing Consulting Firm UK

levantar     (verb) - to lift, to raise up

Client Reviews of Levantar 

The Levantar team provide a fantastic service that not only looks at the basic lean principles of manufacturing but helped to dig much deeper to identify underlying issues across the business and how to improve them. Neil and Mark make an exceptional team who are really easy to work with and are able to challenge and develop individuals from the shop-floor to the management team. I highly recommend them.Garth Williams Software Manager ABG International Ltd
Garth Ellie Williams
Garth Ellie Williams
06:27 17 May 18
Levantar really do know what they are doing, they spent around a year working with a company I work for and the improvement made were beyond words. Daily working life became much more bearable and I was able to improve myself in my job role due to this. They are very honest and will help wherever they can using the knowledge they have learnt through the years. I highly recommend Mark and Neil and would happily work with them again.
Daisy Lowe
Daisy Lowe
08:55 12 Apr 18
Levantar were with us for 7 months during which time they introduced many changes to existing processes as well as new ones to move on with. During this time they learned our way of working before making any additions/alterations or changes, they listened to everyone who had comments, observations or ideas and took all of these on board.They left us a far more efficient group than when they arrived with new ideas an projects to carry forward to continue the improvements.Overall Mark & Neil are approachable, attentive & have much knowledge & experience to draw from in order to improve a business in so many ways.Highly recommended !
Malcolm Savage
Malcolm Savage
10:16 26 Mar 18
The Levantar team are extremely professional and easy to work with.They were able to converse with all levels of our employees from the people on our shop floor through to the Management team and most importantly get 'buy in'.We are now using many procedures they put in place.I cant rate them highly enough.
Chris Ellis
Chris Ellis
07:33 03 Apr 18
Taught a combination of logical thinking with outside the box thoughts. Full interaction with all levels in all departments. Great motivation team the learn from and work with.
Martin Morgan
Martin Morgan
10:22 12 Apr 18
Levantar helped improve process and work flow, improved communication between departments and were keen to develope employee's with college course and in house training.
Stephen Mazey
Stephen Mazey
15:13 04 Apr 18

How can You use our Lean Management Services?

Lean Management - Deliver On-Time, Every Time

Lean Management - Deliver On-Time, Every Time

  • It's simple to contact us; you either call on 07712 669396 , or email Mark@levantar.co.uk  . It's free to get in touch. 
  • We'll get back to you to make time for a conversation to find out more about your business and the challenges you are facing.
  • If we both agree that we think we can do something, whether it's  work to Stabilise, Optimise or Grow your business, we we'll work out how we can take it further. 
  • You might need Manufacturing Consulting, a Lean Training Course or Business Process Improvement Services
  • You might want coaching for your Operational Management team or an Interim Operations Director
  • It starts when you contact us... find out how we might help. 


Lean Management + Operations Improvement - Results OUR Clients Achieve

Lean Manufacturing Training


A leading UK equipment manufacturer was convinced it could grow through International sales but was being held back by long lead times and late deliveries.

Working with Levantar the client identified how the production times could be cut by 50%. This gave the business the springboard to increase its UK and International sales.

The result of our programme was a business which delivered more output 40%, on time, in shorter lead times, without needing any more staff, or space in which to do it.

Sales increased by over 40% without additional staff costs.

They could compete on lead times with others in the market and be confident they could achieve delivery dates, every time.

A UK Services organisation had ambitious growth plans. To meet them though it knew it would need to address its Admin and Finance processes.

Levantar discovered that the processing of client files took over 250 days. This mattered as they were only paid once this was complete.

Working with the management team a series of key improvement plans where devised; without the need to change any technology.

The result? the client files now take 120 days, less than half the 250 at the start.

This has allowed the growth plans to be implemented and has improved the cash flow; the money is coming in from clients in half the time.

As well as driving the Customer Satisfaction higher, the business also discovered that the programmes drove their measured Employee Engagement scores higher.

A technical & global engineering leader with a reputation for missing delivery dates. They'd tried other lean and productivity consulting suppliers but hadn't managed to sustain the results.

Levantar identified a programme of work which included managers, supervisors and team leaders in the design and execution.

The Levantar programme helped the team to devise ways of delivering 100% of the plan AND 35% more output without needing any more staff or space.

The programme was delivered through a number of small learning workshops (1-2 hours) and on-job coaching and feedback with managers and staff.

Improvement ideas & adoption and staff engagement is now central to how this organisation works every day.

Leeds University - Lean Management Workshops

Leeds University – Lean Management Workshops

Since 2010 we’ve taken well over 4,000 people through our Lean Manufacturing and Management workshop thanks to the Operations and Supply Chain team at Leeds University Business School.


Lean Manufacturing Training & Consulting Across the UK

Lean Management Consulting

Lean Management Consulting – Transform

Read the comments below, do you hear these or similar in your organisation?

They’re the conversations we hear every day when we are out and about starting with clients. Clients who are discovering the benefits of Lean Management.

  • “Can we get this work done by close of play tomorrow?”
  • “We’ve been asked to try and speed up our processes, is that possible?”
  • “We need to ship this out by Thursday, otherwise there are penalties, it’s already two weeks late”
  • “How long? If this doesn’t go by the end of the month we miss our targets”
  • “The customer will go elsewhere if it takes too long..”
  • “When will this part be in? we need it today, can you call the supplier?”
  • “We can’t keep passing the prices rise on, what else can we do…? “
  • “Our competitors have a lead time of 3 weeks can we do better?” 
  • “We need to do overtime to try and catch the time up, the back log is building again..” 
  • “Why can’t we recruit enough people? “
  • “Can need to get more skills in our team to cope with the future..”
  • “Our prices are going up we need to do something about them…”

Recognise any of them? sound familiar?

You might have 1,2,3 or more similar conversations every day or week. Conversations which take up more and more of your time. Conversations about not having enough people, skills, late deliveries or price rises you can’t offset.

The challenge of getting work completed, reports, and orders delivered On-Time, Every Time, is one we know can be solved, we know how to help you do this. 

The challenge of understanding how you can get more skills, more of the skills you need into your business is one we know how to help with as well.

The challenge of reducing and understanding costs is the one Lean was designed for.  

Lean Management techniques combined with solid Operational Management training will give you the tools to deliver On-Time, Every Time. 


It also makes sense that after you’ve learnt to deliver On-Time, Every Time, the next step is to grow your business.

Deliver more using the techniques you’ve embedded in your lean management organisation. 

Deliver more with the skills you’ve embedded in your lean, agile, responsive organisation.  

Lean Management Consultancy - Deliver Results

Lean Management Consultancy – Deliver Results

Business Sectors and Departments We Help via Lean Management

You run a successful business, a department, site. Your product and services are liked by your customers, they return time and again to buy from you. They’ve been loyal over many months and years; they recommend your products and service to others, who like what they see.

Staff have grown as your business has grown. They’ve risen to the challenges, taken on new projects and roles, developed new products and solutions with you.

There is still that one challenge you have; a challenge you and many successful leaders have.

A challenge that you know you if you could just get it under control, the business, the team would deliver more.  

Every time you think it’s sorted, it comes back ticking away, counting down.

You believe that if you could just solve this you’d have a business, department, site which is in control.

It’s THE challenge we see and hear about in every project we are asked to consider.

It’s the challenge that we know how to solve, a challenge there is a solution for.

Using our Lean Management techniques combined with our extensive knowledge of Operational Management we know we can help you to finally sort it.  

The Challenge we see and hear, is the challenge of  TIME; delivering On-Time, Every Time.

Lean Management and Operational Management Improvement

Our proven Lean Management techniques and Operational Management coaching framework, developed over 15 years, have helped businesses in many sectors to lift up, to raise their performancedelivering work 30-50% faster; without the need for more staff, more space or new IT & systems.

Imagine being able to deliver On-Time, Every Time, what will 

  • your Customers say? 
  • your Managers think?
  • happen to your business costs?  Time is money after all.
  • delivering more work on time, mean for the future of your business? your team? your department?
  • it mean for  your time spent on You? with Your Family? with your Friends?

We have extensive Operations Management and Excellence experience and have worked with firms in many sectors and many sizes to help them deliver more, more quickly. Whether that's to steady the ship or help the business deal with growth plans.

Some of our clients are medium sized enterprises (20+ staff), others stand alone sites that are part of larger organisations, some are the larger companies that run the multiple sites and offices.  

Our unique approach comes from combining Lean Improvement techniques with our passion for driving Employee Engagement; this puts the management and employee teams at the heart of improvement and means our clients can deliver projects that both transform organisations and the skills of individuals.

Projects that deliver real, substantial, sustained improvements and provide the platforms for further business growth and expansion.    

Our initial consultation is FREE.

Who Are Levantar?

Mark Greenhouse MEng MIET M IDM

Manufacturing Consultant UK - Mark Greenhouse

UK Based Manufacturing and Lean Consultant - Mark Greenhouse

Mark is a qualified engineer whose career has spanned Operational Management and Improvement roles across Manufacturing and Service organisations.

He's taken improvement across organisations from operational areas to support functions.

He's written extensively on improvement and works with Leeds University Business School.

Services We Offer

Efficiency & Productivity Review

In a few days we aim to review critical parts of your business and provide insights into wasted time and effort - aiming to give you an insight into the time you could gain through improved efficiency & productivity. Insights into how your employees could be more engaged and help to deliver more

Lean Management Training

Levantar have developed experience based lean training. Training which mixes teaching with on the job implementation. Lean Training which is focussed on helping you identify and solve the problems in your business, delivering a return direct to you, your employees, your customers.

Lean Management Consulting

Our lean consulting works alongside you and your staff to ensure everyone understands and is aligned with changes, at a pace to suit your business. Ensuring the benefits of improvement are realised quickly and are sustained in the long term, able to cope with future changes.

Interim Operations Management

Levantar staff have considerable operations management experience (AT LEAST 20yrs +) to multi-site director level. You can use our experience and skills to fill gaps or provide advice on an interim basis.