LEAN manufacturing is used extensively throughout the U.S. and globally as a successful method to achieve top efficiency across all manufacturer processes. Our Manex local team expertly helps you implement LEAN – from small cottage industry types to very complex plants. In today’s northern California manufacturing environment, the LEAN approach is regarded as the best option for streamlining your business into faster, efficient production, thus increasing your bottom line each quarter. Reducing and eliminating waste across the manufacturing flow of a company’s operation (from core to shipping) – results in better ROI and improved profit.

Our Manex LEAN consultants work closely with you to bring Lean Manufacturing (along with the training of personnel in its concepts) into your business processes. This includes removing potential obstacles between the work staff and management. We work with you to look at how manufacturing processes, product flow documentation, QA, rework, and staging may have been set up with the best of intentions, yet possibly incurred unneeded steps which result in longer time to completion. We are the leading consulting team in helping companies swiftly incorporate LEAN into their systems across northern CA. Call us today.

Knowing your customers’ expectations is crucial. What do customers demand today? Customers are focused on three things:

  1. Cost
  2. Quality
  3. Delivery

Customers demand the lowest price possible. They demand perfection and expect products free of defects. They want it today or maybe tomorrow, but they certainly do not want to wait for something to be produced.

Lean Manufacturing is a Solution to Keep Clients

The challenge for small companies is how to do all three of these well? The solution is Lean Manufacturing. A bottom line improvement program, Lean Manufacturing is focused on removing non-value added costs. These costs drive up your price to the customer resulting in a loss of sales, as well as affect your bottom line net profit since costs that you cannot pass on to the customer add to the bottom line. By focusing on reducing non-value costs (waste) in your operations, you will see dramatic improvements in your business.

By reducing waste and errors, you will improve quality, which will reduce your lead time by not having to remake parts or redo expensive and time consuming work. These improvements will have a positive effect on your ability to ship when needed. As a bonus, your team is now more working efficiently. Typical return on investment (ROI) for Lean Manufacturing initiatives are 8:1 – for every $1 invested, you generate $8 in savings.

Lean Manufacturing is Achieved Through Teamwork

Improving operations efficiency requires a team effort from many departments including manufacturing, planning, Quality Assurance, purchasing and engineering.  Lean manufacturing is not one person’s task, or even one organization’s job.  Successful lean manufacturing implementation is achieved through enhanced training, improved communications, and the willingness for an organization to make changes.

More than 95% of all manufacturing companies in California have less than 50 employees. Small companies are facing stiffer competition and are chasing the same customers in many cases. You must be the best at what you do, or you will lose business.

If you can reduce costs, improve quality and have more satisfied customers, why wait to implement Lean Manufacturing?

We bring manufacturers the best Lean implementing services available in all Northern California locales. San Francisco, SF Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Daly City, Santa Clara, Concord, San Jose, Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Richmond, Marin, San Rafael, Benicia, American Canyon, Santa Rosa, Napa, Sonoma, Novato, Fairfield, Vacaville, Dixon, Davis, Woodland, Sacramento, West Sacramento, Roseville, Rancho Cordova, El Dorado Hills, Walnut Creek, Newark, Salinas, Sausalito, Morgan Hill, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, and Milpitas.

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