Manufacturing is a systematic approach to design, manufacture and
market a product of a higher quality, in a shorter time frame, at lower
cost with more variety. The Lean Manufacturing tools can be used to
improve almost any business. It is not uncommon to improve profitability by 200% to 1,000% over a 1 to 3-year period.
Lean Production is a way of manufacturing that, when compared to
mass production, takes "half the human effort in the factory, half the
manufacturing space, half the investment in tools, half engineering
hours to develop a new product in half the time." (The Machine that Changed the World, Womack, Jones and Roos, 1990).
Lean Production means less than half the inventory on site, fewer
defects and the ability to produce a greater variety of products.
Lean Manufacturing and Lean Thinking are about eliminating waste, or
muda from the production system. It is about identifying non-value
added activities in your processes and eliminating them. The results
can be dramatic, but the journey is challenging.
Lean Consulting is customized to your organization's current
manufacturing situation and typically includes a combination of
training, hands-on preparation and hands-on consulting.
Lean Manufacturing Benefits
- Lower Production Cost
- Shorter Production Time
- Elimination of Waste
- Higher Quality
- Lower Inventory