WBT Ltd

Welcome to Walker Business Transformation.  We are all about helping our clients embed Lean thinking into every part of their world.

We offer Lean Consultancy and Training that enables our clients to develop a culture of continuous improvement that leads to the delivery of significantly better outcomes, increased productivity, more profitability and increased staff engagement.

Sign up for Some Lean training

Something we wanted to start delivering 2 years ago, but plans had to be put on hold for obvious reasons 🦠 .

Over the next few weeks we are putting the final touches together for our ‘Introduction to Lean’ training. It is likely to be a 1 Day Course with plenty of opportunity to learn new skills.

We want to offer this course initially to individuals and businesses in or near the Tees Valley.

If you are based near the Tees Valley and are interested in Lean Training then please register your interest. Simply drop us a line info@wbt.org.uk

  • Saving Time and Money

    Utilising a Kanban for Stock Management WBT worked with a small team to help them develop and implement an approach to stock management that saved time, space and money.

    Bart Siwek – Genomic Surveillance Operations Lead – Wellcome Sanger Institute

    “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with WBT Consultants. Not only did they provided the Sample Management & Portering team with expertise in regards to streamlining of our processes, but also inspired individuals to look for areas of potential enhancement in all daily tasks.  WBT offered Lean workshops, laying down the principles of continuous improvement, covering Kanban system, 5S, RCA, Variation and Performance Measures.  Their Consultants passion for a Lean way of life combined with exceptional ability to effortlessly share knowledge and experience has changed the way the team and I operate and tackle challenges. The whole experience has changed how I think about work.” 
  • Hunting Down The Covid-19 Variants – Adding Speed, Scale and Agility

    Utilising WBT improvement techniques to improve the search for Covid 19 Variants, WBT and Sanger scientists worked in collaboration to deliver data faster and more consistently, to identify the Variants of concern.

    Adding speed, scale and agility to the search for Covid-19 variants

    Cristina Ariani – Genomic Surveillance Operations Lead – Wellcome Sanger Institute

    “WBT consultants were essential to the success of the Covid-19 Genomics Surveillance Project at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. By bringing continuous improvement into the culture of all teams involved in the project, we have been able to deliver unprecedented numbers of high-quality genome sequences of Covid-19 to the British Government and the scientific community. WBT drove considerable improvements on turnaround times from more than 19 days to less than 3 days and provided fundamental counsel at important decision-making instances.”

  • Using Lean in Scientific Operations

    Celebrating a case study from one of our client teams, this time for the Spatial Genomics team at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

    Here is what the head of that service had to say..

    “There are many benefits which I have noticed from this work with WBT — the confidence in the team and in the team leader is amazing. Spatial is no longer something I stress about. I know they are doing the critical thinking and improvements for themselves and they are just on top of things now.”

    Rachel Nelson- Senior Scientific Manager Wellcome Sanger Institute 

    Thanks to Rachel Nelson for inviting us work with such a brilliant team of people.

    #leadership #lean #genomics