One of the resources I offer is Lean Training. Using several Lean tools, we run through simulations several times in order to incorporate new processes to generate huge results. The practices (or tools) can be used in everything from inventory management to streamlining the process of on boarding a new customer. That’s what makes it so powerful to learn- it encompasses continuous learning and allows you to use it in every faucet of business.
What is Lean?
The term “lean production” was invented by James Womack in his book, “The Machine That Changed the World” in order to describe the revolutionary process created by the Toyota Production System. Used primarily in mass production concepts, it is a system designed to eliminate wasteful practices. Lean Management then is the journey, as you never ‘arrive’ or complete continuous improvement, of managing with the Lean tools in mind.
What does Lean Training include?
In Lean Training sessions we teach several of the tools to help organize and streamline business processes to be more efficient. After classroom training, facilitated hands on implementation is conducted to ensure that the skill has been learned and can be used. Some of the tools you will learn about include, but are not limited to:
5S: this tool allows us to organize through 5 steps, namely: Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain, and in some cases we also add a 6th S for Safety.
Cellular Flow: A system structure that increases accountability, efficiency and quality by having teams work together rather than be departmentalized.
Standardized Work Flow: Systemizing and standardizing work processes is critical in reducing waste. We discover where someone is duplicating a process or doing it differently than others, or where no business process exists and create or modify it.
Continuous Flow: This process helps us find areas of non-value added time and reduce it.
5 Whys: This Lean tool helps you to get to the root cause of problems so they can be addressed with true, long-lasting fixes rather than “band-aid” ones.
A3 Problem Solving Method: Your Lean Training will teach you how to solve any problem that arises with more ease. Systematic problem-solving done on a single piece of paper allows you to cut to the solution faster than ever.
As a practitioner and educator of Lean for many years and a TWI Certified Trainer, we will not only work through the specific challenges in the business, I will teach you how to continue to improve with the Lean tools. As your “Lean Sensei”, I use these non-software based solutions that can be implemented quickly and easily to reach the goals you are desiring.
Contact me today to learn more about how lean manufacturing can simplify and improve your business processes making them easier to understand, perform and manage. Together, we will create a continuous improvement culture and healthier bottom line.