“Extraordinary results through attention to work and people”

 

”Profit in business is like breathing for a human.
You do not think about breathing all the time, you think about the life you are living
about the operations.”

About SAM

SAM Samarbetande Konsulter AB

Since the start in 1977 SAM has supplied services for organizational and leadership development, product structures and profitability learning to our clients. To make our clients long-term profitable is the expression we live by.

 SAM has been pioneers in Activity Based Costing, as well as implementation of a customized Toyota Way mind-set and Modularization.

SAM has defined, developed and implements the concept “Management by Means – MBM”

Our implementation methodology is working in close cooperation with our clients and supply day-to-day support. As with all skills, it is in the application you learn the trade.

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  • Management by Means

The Mind-set

How do you satisfy a platitude of diverse customer needs while still maintaining and improving production efficiency and keep aftermarket costs at bay? How do we engage all people in the organization to systematically  improve toward a common goal? By focusing on nurturing a common way of thinking we will exceed our expectations.
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The Analysis

It is the organization together that is successful or unsuccessful. All parts of an organization are stakeholders in the delivery to the customer. Hence, we need to focus on the big picture, but to improve we need to understand the details of each part of the organization. See the whole, see the details.
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Embedded Consultants

You learn by doing. Class room training will only get you an idea of what needs to be done. Training needs to happen in reality. The coach need to be where you learn, which is at your work station. If left alone after a class room training session, you will interpret the training not necessarily for the better of the organization.
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Our Services

Customer Focused Flow

What we do in an organization is the result of what a receiver, or customer, wants. Many different functions cooperate for the purpose of delivering the right thing at the right time at the right quality. The result of the delivery and the customer satisfaction is the outcome how well each relationship or interface between a sender and a receiver functions. Not only in production, but throughout the entire organization.
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Modularization

Variable customer demands meet the most cost and resource efficient methods. Built in flexibility and resource efficient development, production, aftermarket and administration sustain profitability and customer satisfaction.
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Profitability Learnings

Which are your most profitable costs? How do you find them? The most strategic insights do not live on the bottom line, but in the shady mass above. Our slightly different approach will give you more useful answers than traditional methods.
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Manage By Means - A Cultural Journey

An organization composited of wise principles rather than numbers. An innovative company culture that fixes deviations. A built in strive for a profitable customer satisfaction and long-term financial success, based on job satisfaction and the will of doing the right thing.
A wise thinker once said: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. To change the fundamental strategy for an organization requires a change of the culture in that organization.
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Digitalization

New technology gives new ways of doing business. For the people in the system it requires change, in what and how things are done. The key to success is the people, independent of technology or service.
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SAM Cases

Over the years we have worked and supported a vast number of companies and other organizations.
We have collected a few summaries in which you can read more of what we have done.

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SAM Tools

Over the years, SAM has developed several different tools that we can use to help our clients improve their organizations and their way of thinking. Some of them are described below.

JIANG - Journey of Learning

JIANG – Journey of Learning is a boardgame developed by SAM that helps create a positive dialogue about MBM and thereby deepen the groups understanding and solidify a common view.

Simprovements

Simprovements is a roll-playing game that allows participants to experience the power of visualized deviation- and improvement meetings.

Principlay®

Purposely developed for specific clients Principlay® is a powerful simulation tool for training and solution development.

Profit Beyond Measure

A book co-written by SAM founder Anders Bröms and professor H. Thomas Johnson. It delves into the relationship between profitable companies and how they are managed, minting the concept MBM – Management By Means.

 

Career

SAM is constantly looking for the right people to join our team.

Do you want to accomplish extraordinary results? Do you like people and like to work with people? Are you dedicated and like to understand details, but interested in the bigger picture?

If you are, you can join us on our journey to improve organizations to become sustainable and long-term profitable.
Meanwhile you will learn new things and get new experiences every day.

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We are currently looking for an IT-architect/programmer.
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We are also looking for new consultant colleagues.
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SAM 40 – Seminar on Strategic Leadership

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Love Your Deviations and Embrace Change

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Henrik Henrikson, CEO Scania

The Scania House originates from SAM's Thinking Model.
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