If you feel that your organization’s improvement is flat or just not improving fast enough, then a Lean Transformation may be needed. Flow Consulting is a big believer in making 30-50% improvements in organizational performance, and we work in the following key areas to help you achieve those results.
Toyota defines Lean as delivering exactly what the customer wants exactly when the customer wants with no extra inventory and effort. If you use that definition of delivering your goods and services to your customers, you’ll find that there are many areas of continuous improvement that can be pursued. Our expertise, as you can discover in Lean Operations is to combine the appropriate Lean and Six Sigma tools to help you move toward the ideal customer focused solution, with as little waste and variation in your processes as possible.
Lean Transformation Baseline
Are there too many areas that need to be improve?
Is your team suffering from trying to solve 10-15 major problems, and, in reality, very little is actually improving?
Do you need to focus your team on 3-4 major initiatives that will drive the most dramatic results in weeks, and not months?
We repeatedly find these questions being asked by our clients, and over the years we have developed our Lean Transformation Baseline approach to help our clients get focused on the right things first.
Are you focused mostly on your internal labor costs, and realizing that may not be where the highest cost opportunities lie?
Are you supply chain leaders trained in the latest tools to continually improve on costs, cycle time, and inventory levels?
We find that our client’s Supply Chain is an often overlooked area that has plenty of cost and inventory improvement opportunities. Review our approaches for helping address these opportunities in our Supply Chain overview.
Have you reduced your cycle time and errors in your manufacturing or service operations, only to discover that a lot of your overall customer response cycle time lies in the upfront business processes? Are you discovering that many of the areas that are occurring in your manufacturing or service operations the direct result of upfront customer interface processes?
Flow Consulting works with our clients to address overall cycle time and quality issues holistically. We focus on the entire value stream, and you’ll learn a lot more as you peruse our Business Processes overview.
Nothing works well in your business if you are not considering the safety of your personnel first. Flow Consulting has developed an extremely unique perspective on improving employee safety by combining key aspects of behavioral science with the standard work aspects of Lean thinking. Our objective is to move beyond a standard safety program to one that has every key leader in the organization doing their part to ensure that safety improves every day – read more in our Lean Safety overview.
Do You Need Help With Lean Transformation?
Why not get in touch and see how Flow Consulting can help you with Lean Transformation improvements.