Lean Management

Derived from the Toyota Production System, lean manufacturing focuses on improving customer value while minimising waste through utilising fewer resources – whether in terms of time, effort or money.

The concept of continuous improvement is strongly connected with lean management and is defined as a long-term method whereby small improvements are frequently made to enhance a product or service’s quality or production efficiency.

At the heart of lean management is identifying the value streams for processes, from production through to client delivery.

In our application of lean management for our clients, we select from a number of well-known techniques, including:

  • 5S
  • Andon
  • Bottleneck analysis
  • Continuous flow
  • Just-in-time (JIT)
  • Kaizen (continuous improvement)
  • Kanban (pull system)
  • KPIs (key performance indicators)
  • Muda waste analysis
  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • PDCA (plan, do, check, act)
  • Poka-yoke (error proofing)
  • Root cause analysis
  • Six big losses
  • SMART goals
  • Takt time
  • Total productive maintenance (TPM)
  • Visual factory