My approach is consistent and strategic application of Lean management (rather than just tactics or tools to fix a few bottlenecks. As a result, your organization becomes more:
Why do Lean initiatives so often fail? Lean principles are simple to grasp. However, they don’t work in real life unless PEOPLE are willing to make changes in their day-to-day work.
We’ll start with a discovery conversation and an on-site assessment so I can create a proposal that is tailored to your organization. A typical project follows these steps:
Learn about your operations, culture, current strategy, and develop recommendations for high-impact initiatives.
Report findings and collaborate with leadership to develop a schedule of activities and meet with employees to let them know what the plan is and how we’ll carry it out.
Work with managers, supervisors, and employees to assess the present level of plant organization and make improvements.
Organize the plant and manufacturing processes by introducing visual factory methods and Leader Standard Work to increase the transparency of cell and plant operating performance.
Introduce and apply team Value Stream Mapping and problem-solving methods to reduce manufacturing cycle times and improve product flow through pull scheduling and production.
Introduce Total Productive Maintenance, fully develop Leader Standard Work, and introduce idea systems. Evaluate the success of the lean initiative.
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