Lean manufacturing consultants can bring a plethora of benefits to the industry. Both in terms of philosophy and successful business tools, lean manufacturing is a comprehensive business system that is comprised of essential components that are designed to reduce waste and save time.
Manufacturers are turning to lean manufacturing to improve systems, transform their operations, lower overall costs through waste reduction and increase production quality. Manufacturing defects are significant causes of recalls and this has cost the industry to lose billions of dollars annually.
Essential elements which contribute to lean manufacturing include product development, production, supplier management and customer support. All of these combined elements placed into one effective business system is highly efficient and it better serves clients.
Hiring a consultant will save you time and cost in analyzing how this system will function once implemented as well as the innumerable benefits it will bring to the business.
The benefits of lean manufacturing include: reducing lead times, improving efficiencies, reducing inventory and work in progress, reducing transportation requirements, improving overall quality, reducing floor space and simplifying data transfer.
Also a useful side product is the positive effect that this all has on the morale of the operating staff!
Lean consultants will show you how to:
Schedule in orders to maintain and predict daily needs.
Use a batch to flow system to aid in controlling batches.
Eliminate wait times for customers.
Decrease process time.