Excesses in inventory as well as other areas that results to unnecessary expenses in the company while giving no value to customer frequently go unnoticed in an informal manufacturing setting. The lean management system implementation involves the elimination of seven kinds of waste in your business. By getting rid of waste, your business can perform more.
Implementing lean management system requires many steps to be followed.
Challenge the current meaning of “waste” in your organization. In an informal manufacturing environment, waste is thought as scraps and rework. In the lean management system, it comprises anything which does not put in value to the consumer.
Spot areas where there is overproduction. This is foremost among the seven types of waste which must be removed. The products which cannot be sold as well as those that the price must be reduced to be sold generate waste for your business.
Develop all parts at one point whenever possible. To move a part during the process of manufacturing is a waste of time and resources. In addition, parts can be spoiled during transportation from one point to the next, which create waste as well.
Get rid of waste. At first, you have to generate processes to ensure there is a single method to produce every part or product. Ensure that there is no room for errors by error-proofing your processes. This will help to eliminate sorting as well as inspection of parts.
Identify unnecessary operator movements which place excessive stress on the body. Perform ergonomic research of your work setting to reduce injuries to employees. This will eliminate superfluous waste of workman’s compensation claims as well as reduce the time and resources that are involved in training the replacement of the injured worker.
Assess specific consumer requirements for every product. Conduct extensive study to find out the processes that add value to your customer.
Diminish waiting time for your workers. Restructure the processes to ensure that your operators do not spent time waiting for work.