Success does not happen by accident. It is the result of commitment, passion, and the continuous pursuit of excellence.
If you believe in this truth and are involved in the manufacturing industry, you should know the term ‘Lean Manufacturing,’ my friend. It’s ok if you don’t know in detail about Lean Manufacturing yet; by the end of this article, you will. Let’s dig deep.
Lean manufacturing is a philosophy that aims to remove any waste while manufacturing. Though this method aims to reduce waste as much as possible, its quality always gets the priority.
In lean manufacturing, the term ‘waste’ plays a significant role. So, what is waste? Simply put, anything that doesn’t add value from the customers’ point of view is considered waste in this philosophy. The main goal of all these is to remove any unnecessary steps or obstacles so that the necessary ones get full attention to the business.
Here are some success stories to motivate you,
The first one is obviously from the creator of this famous methodology, Toyota. The Toyota production system had developed and implemented this method in the 1990s. This has made the company one of the largest car manufacturers in the world. The company did this by eliminating seven types of waste in the manufacturing process, such as overproduction, waiting, transporting, inappropriate processing, unnecessary inventory, unnecessary motion, and defects.
Based on South Dakota, Dakota Bodies have seen a 20% improvement in revenue and saved 2,200 square feet of room space by implementing lean manufacturing. Read the full report here.
Here are some more success stories of lean management in case you want more proof.
So, what are the factors that make the company a successful one? Here are some of the factors;
- It increases product quality, especially by removing defects.
- It improves lead time, especially by eliminating overproduction and waiting.
- Lean manufacturing ensures sustainability.
- Increases employee satisfaction.
- It increases profit.
These are the five benefits that every manufacturing company always dreams of reaping. Below are some principles that might not be specific to Lean Manufacturing, but surely help companies to become nimbler and more creative while improving quality and production time;
- Value stream mapping
- Demand-based (pull) system
- Continuous improvement
- Measurement, KPIs, and Visualization
A non-expert might find these daunting. If you are one of them, worry not. At SSD Global Solution, we are helping students and learners learn Lean Manufacturing through an active learning process and in a perfect environment.
Identifying the value in lean production means understanding all the activities required to produce a specific product and then to optimize the whole process from the customer’s view. Our workshop discusses the lean basics and value of Lean Manufacturing in a completely customizable option for your business’ specific needs. Your group can choose 1-5 days of workshop training to make sure you get exactly what you need.
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