Jamie Adams

Senior Consultant


Jamie has over 25 years of Management and Continuous Improvement experience. He has worked across a broad range of sectors including 11 years within the Dairy Manufacturing Sector across a broad range of roles including Engineering, Continuous Improvement and Operations Management. This has provided Jamie with a strong background in Asset Management systems, business improvement, problem solving, strategic deployment, change management and food safety. His continuous improvement experience to date has proven time and again that driving positive, sustainable change can only be achieved by engaging the team. Jamie has a practical approach to the improvement journey which supports his ability to develop teams and individuals at all levels within a business to drive sustainable improvements. He firmly believes that harnessing the knowledge and experience of all team members, is the only true way to maximise the results of any improvement journey.
Industry Program Experience
• Aerospace
• Manufacturing
• Engineering
• Retail
• Parcel/Mail Logistics
• Primary Industry
• Problem Solving
• Reliability Centred Maintenance
• Asset Management
• A3 Reporting
• Strategy Deployment
• Coaching and Mentoring
• Focused Improvement
• Visual workplace
• Visual Controls
• Pre-Determined motion time systems

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.