What is the Lean method?

The literal translation of Lean is lean. In a business context, lean is a business strategy and, above all, a way of working. Here, everything within the organisation is focused on creating value for the customer. This is implemented in all processes with a focus on eliminating waste. This therefore makes the organisation leaner: Lean.

Is Lean applicable in the energy industry?

Lean is certainly applicable in the energy industry. After all, Lean focuses on making processes more efficient. And within the energy industry, you simply have a lot of those. Take customer-driven processes as an example, such as becoming a customer and the administrative process. But you also see processes within software development that could be more efficient.

Waste can be avoided within all these procedures in the energy industry. Waste can include waiting, corrections, overproduction and overprocessing. In total, Lean uses eight wastes. To accomplish the goals and rapid changes within the energy transition, it is a must for the energy industry to jettison waste. As a result, Lean is more than applicable within the energy industry.

How can ICE help professionals with Lean?

Within ICE, we have several Lean experts who can advise you on how your utility organisation can make positive impact with operational exelence. Our ICE Professionals are Green- and Blackbelt certified. ICE professionals already know the value streams within utility organisations well and will therefore make an impact even faster. Also, if you want advice or coaching on how to make lasting impact with lean, our ICE professionals can make a difference.

Process & Performance

In the midst of the energy transition, our clients are in a time of profound change. This transition not only includes technological shifts, but is often accompanied by changes in processes, systems, organisations and behaviour. The Process & Performance team, consisting of consultants with diverse backgrounds and expertise, uses a Lean/Agile approach to realise these changes. With our team of programme and project managers, Agile coaches, Process Improvers, Scrum Masters and change managers, we bring about the desired change. We take a positive-critical approach, putting the organisation's objectives first while keeping an eye on the people affected by the change. Our goal is to significantly improve the organisation, processes and teams from how we found them. This aim is at the heart of our commitment and is a proven formula for success.

Choose ICE Utility Professionals and achieve lasting improvements that make your organisation agile, resilient and future-proof.

Operational expert

Our Operational Experts have the ability to quickly master new knowledge. Whether you need novice talent or seasoned experts with extensive expertise in areas such as Sourcing & Forecasting, Allocation & Reconciliation, Metering Data and Billing, they are there for you. Their main task is to perform tasks such as processing backlogs and ensuring accurate data processing in various aspects of the energy industry. With the support of our Operational Experts, you can strengthen your business processes and ensure that your data is always processed accurately.

Choose ICE Utility Professionals and optimise your operational processes with our expert Operational Experts.

Data & Analytics

In the era of energy transition, the digital transition is also in full swing. Electrification of consumption and generation, regulatory changes and new technologies are leading to the availability of huge amounts of data in our industry. Therefore, now more than ever it is important to process and fully exploit this data efficiently, in a structured and correct way.

Our team of Data & Analytics consultants consists of both young professionals and experienced experts who have knowledge of these complex information flows and the latest analysis methods. We understand the origins of data and see opportunities to use it for existing and new applications. Whether it involves validation, modelling or visualisation: our consultants can transform your data into valuable insights. In doing so, we do not lose sight of you as a customer and we explain complicated matters in easy-to-understand terms, or are happy to go into more detail. That way, we create impact for you!

ICE-UP is ready to take on challenges in the energy industry by combining these areas of expertise. Together, we create a data landscape that enables your organisation to be successful.

Business & IT

As a crucial link between your business operations and IT infrastructure, we offer highly qualified consultants with deep expertise in the energy industry and business processes. We also have the crucial skill to clearly translate your organisation's needs to developers. We facilitate direct communication between involved departments, with stakeholder management an integral part of our approach. With a keen understanding of the dynamic energy industry and seamless cooperation between business and IT, we identify optimisation opportunities, implement efficient systems and drive innovation.

Choose ICE Utility Professionals and form a partnership that will make your organisation agile, resilient and future-proof.