A METHODOLOGY FOR OPTIMIZATION
The adjective Lean implies something that is pared down to its essential core – any excess has been removed. A lean organisation is one where each process is linked to the next in the most studied and logical way. There are no interruptions, and there is no waste. The Lean methodology improves efficiency, optimization and productivity.
ENABLING YOU TO ACHIEVE OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Are you seeking to eliminate unessential tasks, to improve performance and quality at all stages of your supply chain, while reducing costs?
Get started on a Lean programme and observe the benefits.
The objective with Lean manufacturing is to produce, at every step along the supply chain, the necessary element for the realisation of the next process, exactly when that element is needed. If this is achieved, all the processes along the supply chain become linked in the most efficient manner, from the raw materials through to the finished product. Any waste is automatically identified, and can therefore be eliminated.
The result: optimal production, within the best time frame and with the highest quality.
WHAT STEPS ARE INVOLVED IN A LEAN PROJECT ?
When preparing for a long journey, the best approach is to study a detailed map.
A Lean programme commences following the same approach. This stage is called Value Stream Mapping (VSM).
A Lean programme involves:
- The creation of your own map, depicting the current flow of materials and information.
- The creation of your future, improved map.
- The creation of an implementation plan.