Lean manufacturing consultants

“The relentless pursuit of the elimination of waste from every business process with the ultimate goal of providing World-Class quality, delivery and service to our customers at the lowest possible cost.” – Mark Deluzio

LEAN manufacturing practices banish waste and create value for your customer.  An enterprise becomes agile, that is responsive to the demand fluctuations and volatile market conditions. Lean is a simple common sense approach that has evolved over a period of time and refined by various manufacturing companies across the globe. The current form of LEAN MANAGEMENT is adopted from Toyota Motors Japan. It is commonly known as Toyota Production Systems. These systems have been refined for over 50 years before they were recognized by the world as by far the best production systems. These systems refined to such an extent that they are no more industry specific and can be applied to any industry or service sector.

Lean is based on five basic principles which are:

  • Value – understanding VALUE & WASTE
  • Value stream – Identifying value stream
  • Flow – making value creating steps flow
  • Pull  – produce at the pull of the customer
  • Perfection – Continual Improvement

To achieve the above, the following lean tools are used:

  • 5 S
  • 3 Mu’s & 7M
  • Employees involvement
  • Autonomous Maintenance
  • Focused Improvement
  • OEE Improvement
  • Inventory Management
  • Process mapping
  • Value Steam Mapping
  • Quality Tools
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Problem Solving Techniques

Benefits of Lean implementation are typically

Short term

  • Cost Reduction
  • Improved Productivity
  • Reduced Defects
  • Optimal Resource Utilization
  • Reduced Energy Consumption
  • Process Improvement
  • Quick Wins in Pain Area

Long term

  • Higher Top line/Bottom line
  • Higher Customer Satisfaction
  • Self-directed teams
  • People ownership
  • Continual Improvement.