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A lean manufacturing approach often becomes a reality for organizations when overhead needs cutting or stakeholders insist on it.

It’s important to understand that implementing lean manufacturing may seem like a hassle at first, but lean manufacturing has considerable proven benefits, all of which should improve an organization’s bottom line.

What it comes down to is this: Lean removes waste. Waste is generally broken down into seven distinct areas:

  • Transport
  • Inventory
  • Motion
  • Waiting
  • Over-Processing
  • Overproduction
  • Defects

All of these wastes have a direct impact on your costs, they are all non-value adding operations, operations that your customer would not be happy to pay for and add no value to the product or service that you provide.

Studies prove that we only add value for around 5% of the time within our operations, the remaining 95% is waste. Imagine if you could remove that 95% wasted time and effort, what would it do for your operations?

The first principle of lean manufacturing is identifying value as perceived by the customer. If you can provide your customer what they want every time then you will ensure that you have satisfied customers.

When organizations always supply top quality products and services on time, at the right place then you have a business that is likely to succeed. Implementing lean manufacturing provides you with those satisfied customers that are going to keep on returning to buy from you allowing organizations to maintain and even grow business.

Want to know more? Tonex offers Lean Manufacturing Training, a 2-day course that covers the concepts and techniques of Lean and Lean Management and how you can apply those in your own business.

Tonex also offers two other courses in Lean Manufacturing. These courses are:

Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Training (3 days)

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (2 days)

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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