IMPLEMENT LEAN MANUFACTURING
Lean Manufacturing is the systemic process of reducing waste in the manufacturing flow of a company’s operations. Implementation of Lean Manufacturing and the training of personnel in its concepts require breaking down barriers between management and work staff. It frequently requires re-thinking how manufacturing processes, product flow documentation, QA, rework, and staging have been implemented with the best of intentions, but possibly incurring unneeded steps resulting in longer time to completion.
Here at Manex Consulting we provide a range of Lean Manufacturing consulting and training services to help you evaluate your manufacturing processes, product flow documentation, QA, rework, and staging. Our consultants want to help you implement lean manufacturing practices to reduce product costs and cycle times
Knowing your customers’ expectations is crucial. What do customers demand today? Customers are focused on three things:
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?