Europe's leading lean management consultancy for the shipping sector


We specialise in creating significant and sustainable value streams within shipping organisations 

The challenges we will help you overcome

The shipping industry has a problem many other sectors are lucky enough to avoid; the requirement to build their supply stock (the ships themselves), way in advance of knowing the demand.


Unfortunately for most the perfect storm of events following the five years pre-2009 of largely unabated profitable trading, meant additional stock was ordered, bigger and technologically advanced ships were needed to support demand. And then the world financial crisis hit. A saturated market, combined with inevitable pricing pressures, operating at times under capacity and a notoriously conservative decision making industry, as seen many companies suffer dreadfully.


Every senior team knows these problems and most know the solutions too but implementing them successfully has been the biggest challenge of all.


As a sector we undertake a great deal of effective lean practice in, we understand your concerns but can also show you an unparalleled level of success in helping to implement highly effective change, that has resulted in sustained cost reduction and increased margin.


Our work has included helping to optimise pricing strategies, capacity management, inter-departmental alignment and technological automation.

Our experience will get you there




With a required corporate restructure, it was highlighted as the appropriate moment to target significant reductions in overall time to performance.

Lean Management was acknowledged as the way to achieve that.


Visualisation of the overall company process was developed and communicated.

That then in turn facilitated an immediate improved cash position, increased sales conversion and sustainable, improved margin per voyage 


"The Vis room implementation really enabled our organisation to drive problem solving and increase the speed of our business flow”


Roger Iliffe

Chief Executive

Hansa Heavy Lift 

Experience you can always rely on

Every member of our senior client-facing team has over 25 years experience and success delivering lean management and training for businesses throughout the world. More importantly, each member of the team shares tangible people skills - the core component of world class lean delivery. 


Our experience will get you there.


"There was a good teaching style deployed by VSE, that ensured full understanding of methods. The improvement approach was people centric with productive challenges and clear focus on targets to be achieved.”

Marco Goepfert

Senior Manufacturing Executive

Daimler Trucks

Contact us

Value Stream Experts Limited

Office 7

35-37 Ludgate Hill



United Kingdom

Head Office: (+44) 020 7412 8995

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