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Mayhem to Methodic - Lean Methodologies & Continuous Improvement CI Consultancy NZ

Our Story

Mayhem to Methodic (M2M) is a Continuous Improvement (CI) consultancy business.    

M2M supports businesses, through using a proven and unique approach with Lean Tools, to achieve operational excellence. 


M2M has supported many companies, in operations & supply chain, across dairy, packaging, baking, food & beverage as well as R&D medical engineering & leisure equipment companies.

We will help you unlock your businesses ability to create exceptional and lasting results and we do this in a way that builds connection amongst companies, teams as well as capability in individuals.

Our Story


From Good to Great.


We will business partner with you, & your people, to transform your business through Lean.  


We provide the opportunity to educate your people, in key topics of Lean, through a combination of theory and play.  These courses are great to engage your people in the CI path and they suit everyone.


We contract into your leadership structure to cover recruitment, skills, & capability gaps.  We will develop the CI skills required in your people, for operational excellence, while delivering business leadership continuity.

Mayhem to Methodic Founder Andy Summers

Our People

M2M's founder, Andy, has more than 17 years in senior management roles, implementing Lean processes to drive results & culture, as well as formal qualifications in Competitive Systems & Practices, Lean Six Sigma, Business Management & Food Science.

This formal experience & training, matched with a fact focused, action driven & clear communication style, is a key to driving change & sustained performance improvement.

The sustainable improvement Andy's approach delivers has helped numerous manufacturing, supply chain, research and development, service companies, & their people, strive in competitive markets.

Our Founder

Our Products & Services

Products & Services

We can tailor our approach specific to your individual needs.  From a full Lean transformation, or training & mentoring in specific tools, to contract management.  M2M is here to support.

We also offer a business performance evaluation & customised improvement solution to help you gain a competitive edge, that ensures a significant return on your investment, including:

  • Performance review & benchmarking assessment.

  • Value stream mapping & waste identification.

  • A Lean Systems GAP analysis.

  • A detailed performance improvement plan;

  • A forecasted return on investment.

We also offer specific support to deliver:

  • Leadership mentoring in CI.

  • Develop & implement strategic plans.

  • Change & project management.

  • Visual Management Meeting structures.

  • 5S project leadership & inhouse capability build.

  • Profit improvement project training & leadership.

  • Structured problem-solving training & facilitation.

Talk to us today about how we can help you with our unique approach that will improve, not just profitability, but support you deliver improved performance across:

  • Employee engagement & culture.

  • Safety & environment.

  • Information flow & service processes.

  • Product safety & quality.

  • Supply & speed to market.

  • Equipment utilisation.

  • Capacity.

  • Yield.

  • Top & bottom line returns.

Our business made significant changes in a short amount of time. We scaled our food production and sales stream from farmers' market focus to supermarket distribution across the South Island of New Zealand. This risked bringing big challenges to our financial and supply performances.

Andy, from Mayhem to Methodic, supported us through this transition with specifically designed visual management tools and systems that ensured we kept track of performance, stock levels and supply, expenses, and product sales for us to make intelligent decisions, based on real data.

I highly recommend Mayhem to Methodic!

- Fernando N Gutierrez

Co-Founder & Director, Ananda Vegan Goodness

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When you are stuck in the daily fire fight, it can be impossible to see which way is up when you are wanting to climb your mountain...

...if this is your experience then get in touch with us. 

Ask any question, in the enquiry form here, on performance blockers you have and we will answer it for free.

Alternatively you can call us on +6422 672 5090.

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