Dave Armin

Senior Partner


Ex Toyota Senior Manager (UK, Europe, Japan experience)and stand out Toyota employee for 15 years. Dave has been consulting in business transformation for almost 10 years now, and has gained a strong reputation as an excellent leadership coach. Feet on the ground, straight talking and driven, Dave’s natural ability to get on with and “harness” all levels of an organisation together with extensive experience and qualifications in Lean results in organisations lifting their performance through people. Dave supports organisations in executing these strategies using LMAC’s unique Strategy Framework and expert coaching. This framework is the result of years of experience working with various organisations. Building long term and 3-5 year business strategies that are goal driven and cascaded into practical actions. By engaging clients and the entire management teams around this strategy, Dave has been able to support largescale business transformation.
• Strategy Design and Execution
• Strategic review and analysis
• Purpose, Vision and Values build within organisations
• Strategy deployment
• Change management techniques
• Executive lead and coaching
• Complex, management problem solving
• Lean Introduction Techniques
• Leadership coaching – front line to senior teams
• Manufacturing
• Primary Healthcare
• Engineering
• Dairy
• Service Primary
• Primary industry

Complete the questions below to test your data maturity.

Over the next two years, which three of the 14 key performance indicators do you most want to improve on as a business?

Make a note of these before you carry on reading.

The key 14 performance indicator categories:


  • Asset & equipment efficiency
  • Inventory efficiency
  • Materials efficiency
  • Utilities efficiency
  • Workforce efficiency


  • Planning & scheduling effectiveness
  • Production flexibility
  • Workforce flexibility


  • Time to market
  • Time to delivery


  • Product quality
  • Process quality
  • Safety
  • Security

Now ask yourself – what is your current performance against these three KPIs? Can you tell me how you performed in the last hour, yesterday or last week?

If you can’t answer this question for all three because you aren’t measuring the data, then the next step is clear. Figure out what data you need to enable you to measure it, and decide how you are going to collect that data.

If you can answer it historically; last week or last month – ask yourself, is this retrospective view sufficient for me to really make improvements?

If you can answer it for all three up to the minute, then it is quite possible that shopfloor intelligence isn’t a number one priority for you. Look out for parts 2 and 3 of this blog series for some more insights into how you can make the data work for you.