There is hardly any other corporate function in which employees can be taught the role of added value and waste as practically and quickly as in production. Optimization is used as the basis for helping Lean philosophy permeate the entire production process, and from there it affects the whole company.
No matter whether it is an individual assembly bay, an area of the factory or network of sites – the ideal value stream and minimal lead time are the focus of optimization. Lean Production combines a variety of principles. The desired effect is primarily the result of a harmonious interplay of these approaches.
The goal is implementing a perfectly coordinated production system.
By concentrating on what matters most – value-chain processes – you bring losses and waste down to a minimum. You can reduce your inventory and the related storage costs, and you will produce higher quality with greater productivity. You introduce flatter hierarchies while giving your employees more responsibility and competence. This increases employee satisfaction and initiates a culture in which you live sustainable improvement.
- Workplace design - increasing efficiency by generating best points
- Reducing setup time - processing smaller quantities more often
- Total productive maintenance - improving system availability
- Line balance - designing flexible manufacturing cells in one-piece flow
- Kanban and supermarkets - transparency in replenishment control
- Factory planning - organizing strategic material flow
- Shop Floor Management - managing where the value chain is
- Lowering loss and waste to a minimum.
- Greater productivity and higher quality.
- Reducing inventory and the related storage costs and interest fees
- More responsibility and competence for the employees thanks to flatter hierarchies
- Greater employee satisfaction
Improvements in communication among employees
Lean transfromation at Maquet
The first heart transplant was performed in 1967. The company that manufactured the operating table? Maquet. Nearly 50 years after this ground-breaking procedure, this subsidiary of the Getinge Group from Sweden underwent an operation of its own – under the guidance of Staufen.Go to page
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Lean Transformation at Aerzen. The machine manufacturer.
For 150 years, Aerzen has been producing equipment for compressing gases. And for decades, this machinery has been used around the world in blowers, to provide aeration at wastewater treatment plants, and for processing drinking water on cruise ships.Go to page
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