The theories of Lean and Kaizen are widely known, and many textbooks have been written dealing with the methods of tact-time, SMED, one-piece flow, TQM and process leveling. Consulting companies also offer Lean training seminars, workshops or simulation training with Lean “kits”.
However, the biggest challenge remains - how can I successfully put these theories into action in my own company.
At the start of a Lean transformation there are few measures that do not impact other departments. Therefore, it is important from the outset that all departments – from sales to planning, design, purchasing, warehouse, production ,shipping, quality control, IT and maintenance – all work closely together in a coordinated effort.
In our Kaizen consulting for just-in-time production to reduce operating costs, we follow the motto "only results count"!