Lean consulting has become one of the hottest topics of discussion in these days. Optimal productivity can be achieved with help of a quality lean consultant and the increasing affinity of the people towards this concept reiterates the real quality of lean consulting.
Here are the 3 most powerful lean consulting tools that will redefine attitudes of the people towards business:
1) Value added analysis
This method will help a businessperson to categorize an activity under three sections and they include value added, non- value added and non-value added but required. A top quality lean consultant will find out unwanted and wasteful activities like over-production and duplication. Great lean consultants will engage the employees in the best possible manner and they will conduct frequent interactions with all the employees to make the correct assessment of non-value added activities. This lean consulting tool is all about measuring the time, frequency, cost and energy required for non-value added activities and it will make a new design to eliminate all these unwanted elements. The time and effort required for ‘non-value added but required’ activities will be minimized as well.
2) Five-Why framework
This tool is one of the most popular and effective methods of lean consulting. When a person asks ‘why’ to a problem statement he/she will be able to find out the root cause of the problem with the fifth ‘why’ question. This lean consulting tool will come up with the all important 5 questions to identify the root cause of the problem.
3) Pareto charts
It can be described as a graphical representation of the real situation and the magnitude of the problem will be represented with the help of bars. The issues that require prime priority will be highlighted with big bars and the sizes of the bars will get reduced in a gradual manner with less significant issues. The priority list can be prepared quite easily with this method and the remedial measures will also be identified in the best manner.