Applied Performance

About Us

Lean Consulting: A Real Difference

Operational Excellence and Lean are not just about maximising value and using Lean tools. You can have all the Lean tools in place, but without staff support for change, your company will not have an effective, lasting Lean work place.

At Applied Performance, we take the time to acknowledge and understand how your people will be directly involved with implementing Lean changes. We work with as much change management solutions as we do with Lean tools to ensure all members of an organization are on board and comfortable with their Lean journey.

Why? If you don’t understand how people react to change, how to resolve conflict or how to manage perceived threats, then your Lean implementation will not stick. We are in the business of SUCCESSFULLY implementing Lean for long-term results.

Experienced Lean Consultants

With Applied Performance, you are hiring consultants – both in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta – with have hands-on experience in managing a business, understanding the challenges of team alignment, the effect a lack of resources (people and money) has on a company, and has felt the pressure to make quick gains. This experience when combined with practical Lean and change management practices, will be your guide to successfully implementing your own Lean plan.

Through lessons learned, mistakes, and successful implementations, you will work with a consultant who knows how to work with you and your people to develop a customized Operational Excellence program for your company.

Jim Beswick

Jim Beswick is the founder and lead consultant at Applied Performance. Jim has assisted companies ranging from multinationals to small Alberta businesses develop effective and efficient operating models. Jim works best with companies wanting to start their lean journey and needing to open up to new ideas and break through old assumptions.

Jim also works as a lecturer at Mount Royal University. He has also lead or been involved in developing productivity, Lean and Lean Six Sigma programs for clients including Mount Royal University, SAIT, AER, Productivity Alberta (Go Productivity) multiple oil and gas companies and Applied Performance’s own Operations Delivery Model Training Program

No matter what your industry – Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Fabrication, Non-profit, Government and Service Sectors – you will work with consultants who know how to enhance your productivity and profits!

To learn more about how Applied Performance and our consultants can help increase productivity and profitability in your company, call Jim Beswick on 403-470-1659 or email

Solutions and Case Studies

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