SUSTAINABLE DESIGN RESEARCH CONSORTIUM' heritage in helping social sector organizations become ecology aligned originates from our decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of time-based strategies and the Transformative Change Making methodology, developed by our partner FES. The hallmark of our work is rapid implementation and generating sustainable results. When technological, economic or social changes are transforming society, but effective mechanism to shape these transformations are missing, crises can occur. Transformative Change Making (TCM) introduces a new method to create the societal buy-in needed to tackle such transformation crises. FES India has developed a Practical Guide for Transformative Change Making (insert link), which is meant to give practitioners an easy to use introduction into the method. The promoters f SDRC have been trained, sensitized and emopowered by FES India and Germany as community champions and drivers of the methodology in their selected ecology.
Social Sector and Developmental Enterprises generally approach SUSTAINABLE DESIGN RESEARCH CONSORTIUM in pursuit of operational efficiency, but they soon discover that the TCM system provides an effective foundation for creating a flexible and singular, ecology-focused culture. TCM thereby resolves the number one reason that business improvement initiatives fail to take hold or lose momentum: lack of culture change.
A traditional long-term lean transformation occurs over a three-to five-year period and the level of engagement with SUSTAINABLE DESIGN RESEARCH CONSORTIUM varies based on the complexity, pace and client focus. We begin by establishing a foundation for TCM leadership and culture change, and quickly introduce TCM process improvement tools to build understanding of time-based management strategies and the TCM Breakthrough Methodology. As companies become more abled inside their four walls, they branch out into the extended Value Chain to work with allkey stakeholders. Ultimately, they leverage their operational advantage and utilize TCM as a strategy to differentiate, innovate, acquire and grow.
The TCM Methodology is a cornerstone of SUSTAINABLE DESIGN RESEARCH CONSORTIUM' improvement approach. A typical breakthrough event is a five-day improvement project—conducted onsite or office—to help you identify waste and reconfigure operations to achieve more streamlined, value-added processes. In-house teams are empowered to make immediate business process changes. At the end of a week, these teams typically achieve double-digit reductions in lead time, inventory, defects, and 25 to 50 percent increases in productivity.
Each step taken to deliver products to your beneficiaries is a link in a chain. The chain stretches from the consumer()if your SHG produces a specific line of products) through your company to suppliers. Each link represents steps that either add or subtract value from the products that follow the chain.
The purpose of a value chain is to get the required product or services to the consumer in the most efficient way, on time and with minimum inventory. The links of the chain are in flux due to changes in consumer demand and supply performance. A TCM empowered Value Chain synchronizes all the links to maintain consistent high quality, cost and delivery performance.
TCM leaders pursue a fully synchronized and optimized value chain because it gives them a competitive advantage. This task is not easy as it requires companies to move "outside their four walls" and address many different functions. The chart below depicts the key focus points and the detailed elements for each that must be addressed as you move towards synchronizing and optimizing your value chain ... creating a ecology aligned Value Chain.