The philosophy of Lean is about cutting costs by applying common sense and discipline to the work place. Implementing Lean invariably yields improvements in Quality, Employee satisfaction, Safety, Lead times and Costs. The following improvements that can be expected in organizations that are just starting out on the Lean path using proven methodologies:

5S (Sort, Standardize,Shine, Systemize, Sustain)

  • 20% to 50% savings in floor/office space requirements
  • 10% to 30% increases labour efficiency
  • Unquestionable improvements in safety and quality

Continuous Flow (Just-In-Time work cells)

  • 30% to 60% increases in labour efficiency
  • 25% to 75% reduction in floor space requirements
  • 50% to 95% reduction in production lead time
  • Reductions in rework of non-conforming parts

Pull Flow (Kanban Triggers)

  • Eliminates potential for over-production
  • 25% to 75% reduction in inventory levels

Quick Changeover (SMED Single Minute Exchange of Dies)

  • 20% to 95% reduction in machine set up time
  • Improvements in safety