What are Lean Manufacturing Assessments?
A lean assessment is taking an object review of our client’s operations from a lean perspective. Most companies have implemented and use lean management systems and lean tools, but most companies require additional help to get to the next level of operational excellence.
The goal of a lean assessment is to eliminate waste and inefficiencies out of your company’s operations and provide you with a schedule for implementing process improvements.
The first step is to perform a facilities assessment to get a clear understanding of your current state operations and process shortcomings. This is put into a visual current state value stream map (VSM) and a report is written with our recommendations and timing for implementation of identified Kaizen events. As a lean manufacturing operations consulting firm, we also review all process documentation and reporting methods to see if the shop floor metrics are tied back to your lean management system.
Depending on your current state assessment and where process shortcomings are, the recommendation could be in shipping and receiving, materials flow and management, workstation/facility layout or in tooling and equipment. To learn more about our lean six sigma consulting services, contact the team at TPT today!
Improving Manufacturing Processes
TPT has several Six Sigma Black Belts and lean practitioners with extensive experience in multiple business sectors. Our staff is all hands-on SME’s with a passion for improving manufacturing processes and transferring knowledge to our client’s process stakeholders.
Depending on the size and complexity of your manufacturing and management system, the lean assessment may last from 2 weeks to 2 months. No matter what industry you are in, lean assessments have been proven to provide reductions in inefficiencies and improve monthly P&L’s.