Within 9-12 months you should expect:
Cash Generation via permanent inventory reduction:
20-40% of total inventory $’s (typically millions of dollars)
Lead Time Reduction:
40 – 60% of overall lead times.
Near Perfect: 98%+
Quality, Productivity, Profitability:
Quantum tangible improvements
Internal Facilitators Trained & Process Documented.
Continuous Improvement Process Firmly in Place
Natural Work Teams formed, goals established, progress tracked
We speak with companies all the time. They tell us “we’re already doing a lean transition”. Yet, when we ask them what kind of results they’ve gotten, this is the sort of response we get:
Pockets of Excellence: “We’ve had outstanding results in the xyz area”. However, when you probe a little further you find that the effect to date on the entire company bottom line is un-detectable.
Un-Focused Training: “We’ve put all 400 of our people through two weeks of lean training. Our in-house ‘trainers’ have all been through extensive coursework and are now lean certified.” Ask the same question: What’s the impact been on the total company bottom line? Dead silence.
“Study” In Place of Action: “We’ve documented all our processes. We’ve flow charted. We’ve Value Stream Mapped. We’ve done standard-work studies. We now have an entire 3-ring notebook full of data.” What’s the impact been on overall company well-being? Virtually no change.
Solutions Looking for a Problem: We’ve 5 S’ed six different areas. We’ve got teams in place. We’ve done a multitude of kaisen blitzes. Lots of activity. No direction. Result: Minimal impact on the bottom line.
*ROI’s from a Low of 20 to 1 to a High of 150 to 1
If you are not getting these kinds of results, give us a call. We’ll provide a risk-free assessment including a process overview, expected results, resources required, ROI, and time frames to accomplish.
We’ve got a track record of continuing dramatic bottom-line successes since 1988! Drop us a note, or give us a call. There is no charge for a discussion and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.