Lean Production

Behind every problem lies an opportunity for improvement

Simone Tognin
Senior Expert for Lean Production and Lean Transformation

«Every day we work on projects aimed at improving manufacturing and logistics. We are not soloists but we work in team with our client’s people and our purpose is to help each person become the true protagonist of change and improvement. Changing manufacturing processes is not enough. Most wastes, and consequently most opportunities for improvement, depends on information. As a consequence we think that no lean transformation can be really effective without changing the logic of production planning and purchasing»



What is it?

Manufacturing systems must be more and more proactive and flexible in order to satisfy an ever changing demand.

Lean Production methods and techniques are universally recognized as basic tools to improve efficiency and flexibility. But they are not enough because in a company people more than techniques are the main factor of change and improvement. Our distinctive approach in dealing with Lean Transformations is that we are not only Lean experts, but also agents of change who can lead and motivate project teams.


The benefits

Better service level: one of the most evident benefits of a Lean Transformation is a drastic reduction of delivery times and a drastic improvement of on time delivery ratio.

Inventory decrease: more flexibility and shorter lead times cause a decrease in inventory and an increase in inventory turns.

Lead times reduction: flow manufacturing brings about a drastic reduction of lead times.

Better efficiency: a reduction in setup times and an improvement in machine reliability and performance cause a significant increase in efficiency and productivity even though the size of production batches is reduced.

Better organizational climate: in a company where performances improve, non value added activities are eliminated and people are called to take an active part in the process of change, organizational climate cannot but improve.


Our services

Training – Master Classes and Workshops on Lean Production

Our Master Class, Lean Organisation: how to increase competitiveness, deals not only with the classical Lean themes, but also with topics like production planning, team management and project planning, implementation and control.

Discover the contents of our Master Class on Lean Organization

Consulting

We assist our clients during the whole process of Lean Transformation from the definition of the future state map to the full implementation of the improvement actions defined. But we help our clients also in the implementation of various Lean techniques such as: VSM, KPI’s definition, Milk run, Supermarket, Kanban, Lean planning, re-layout, TPM, SMED, 5S, TQM, 6 Sigma, Work team management.




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