Wasted effort in any operation can increase costs, decrease cash flow, make it difficult to determine the cause of quality problems, and reduce on-time delivery. Lean manufacturing is a systematic approach to the identification and elimination of such waste. The tools and techniques of lean have their origins in the automotive industry, but they can be applied anywhere.
I was formally introduced to lean manufacturing in 2001 and became a proponent after experiencing first-hand how simple and effective it can be. While taking an organization through a comprehensive lean transformation is certainly valuable, I have found that the application of stand-alone pieces of lean can be effective, as well.
Whether you are new to lean and want to learn more, have already begun the journey and need help implementing it on your floor, or have gone through the transformation and need help sustaining it, I can help.
Value Stream Mapping
Visual Management & 5S
5S Audit Programs
Material Pull Systems
Root Cause Analysis