Lean Manufacturing Consulting Studies

Small improvements add up to big savings

Is your operation running at optimum efficiency, or are you wasting valuable time and resources on processes that don't add value to your final product? Do you have the expertise to know the difference?

Lean manufacturing studies focus on identifying and eliminating waste within production environments. Using the TPS (Toyota Production System), our expert consultants identify and eliminate wastes within your operations, creating a true lean manufacturing environment. 

Improve your process efficiency and ROI by focusing on what adds value, and eliminating what doesn't.


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What is a Lean Manufacturing Study?

Our expert lean consultants observe operations with a keen eye towards process improvement and removal of non-value-added operations to create a more efficient environment from start to finish.

Lean manufacturing focuses on examining 8 areas to identify wasted effort, materials, and time. These areas include transportation, inventory, motion, waiting, over production, over processing, defects, and skills.

Takt time and customer requirements are quantified while workcells and system layouts are optimized to focus on efficient resource utilization, value added activities, synchronous material flow, and shortened lead times.

Advanced analytics fuel design iterations that improve processes, utilizing the latest technology and material handling automation options available.

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How Lean Manufacturing Studies Work

  • Mapping of value stream to identify wastes in 8 areas:
    1. Transport - are all movements of products or equipment necessary?
    2. Inventory - do inventory levels meet demand, or has unnecessary excess built up?
    3. Motion - Do workers have what they need, where they need it to prevent unnecessary travel time?
    4. Waiting - Are there unnecessary delays waiting for materials or equipment?
    5. Over production - Are too much or too many items produced before they are needed?
    6. Over processing  - Are duplicate or unnecessary steps being performed?
    7. Defects - Are quality issues and defects compromising the final product and creating rework or scrap?
    8. Skills - Is your workforce underutilized, or is their knowledge and experience not being used to improve operations?
  • Recommendations for eliminating wastes are made based on data-driven analysis
  • Quantitative data is provided to justify system changes and/or upgrades
  • Guaranteed improvement in system and labor efficiency
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Benefits of Lean Manufacturing Studies

  • Eliminate wasted time, labor, and materials
  • Throughput improvement
  • Eliminate overproduction and extra processing
  • Improve material, labor, and transportation efficiency
  • Improve inventory management with Kanban
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