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Lean Transformations

WHAT ARE LEAN TRANSFORMATIONS?

A Lean Transformation is a focused constantly occurring process that eliminates all types of waste.

HOW DOES A LEAN TRANSFORMATION HAPPEN?

Lean transformations happen when an organization does the following:

  • Assesses the degree to which the organization is prepared for a transition to Lean. To do this, we recommend the use of our well-tested and highly successful Lean Deployment Survey/Stimulator.
  • Optimizes the organization’s physical work spaces to prepare for the application of Lean tools. To do this, we recommend our widely used and very effective 5S Implementation System.
  • Prepares an organization’s managers and supervisors to serve as very competent coaches in support of the transition to Lean. To develop this type of leadership cadre, we have used in a wide variety of industries with very positive results our Lean Leadership Certification Program.
  • Carefully analyzes and improves the flow of work for the purpose of eliminating waste. Our Learning to See: Making Value Stream Mapping Deliver series of seminars will help make this happen.
  • Systematically changes the organization’s culture making it congruent with Lean beliefs. Clients have found that our Lean Culture Change Symposia stimulates and focuses the organization making it a potent driver of change.

WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF A LEAN TRANSFORMATION?

A true lean transformation occurs when an organization views lean as a complete change in beliefs, management practices and production processes. Lean often fails and when it does it is because the organization sees leans as a collection of tools rather than a transformation of beliefs, practices and processes.

WHAT OUTCOMES DO CLIENTS REPORT WHEN A LEAN TRANSFORMATION HAPPENS?

  • Increased productivity by 49%.
  • Reclaimed manufacturing space valued at over $850,000.
  • Gained over 25,000 square feet of warehouse space.
  • Saved more than 520,000 non-value added steps per year.
  • Identified $250,000+ worth of unused equipment which was redistributed to other departments.

What are participants in our Lean Transformation training saying?

  • “What a great set of experiences! This training really fueled my enthusiasm and gave a tremendous boost to my passion for improvement.”
  • “The training was just great! I’d recommend it for all managers and supervisors. I learned a lot I can apply right now on the job.”
  • “Great seminars. Really enjoyed your presentation of value-stream mapping.”

HOW DO WE PUT THESE LEAN RESOURCES TO WORK FOR OUR COMPANY?

Contact one of our Lean Transformation Team Leaders to start the conversation.

Practice Area Leader George Friesen at 314-303-0612.
Project Manager Pat Tuttle at 314-539-5324.