"We must constantly retool ourselves, become
80% of Lean Manufacturing Initiatives Fail to Meet Expectations
A while back, the Aberdeen Group, published their “Lean Benchmark Report.” Of close to 300 manufacturers that participate in this study, 90% reported that they are committed to Lean. However, further analysis found that less than 20% of these companies can be considered best-in-class.
One of the main reasons for failure is that it's not an "add water and stir" initiative. You can't just decide one day to become lean and think it will happen overnight. You need to determine what constraints are impeding your ability to increase speed, improve quality, and eliminate non-value-added activities. And, finally a tactical plan needs to be developed to provide the road map to optimize the execution of the plan.
Even with the best plan, successful implementation will be evasive if there is not a genuine commitment to employee training and development. To help individuals gain the lean knowledge required to participate effectively in a company's lean initiative, I developed and published the Lean Manu-facturing Knowledge, PowerPoint-Plus, Training Module.
is an example of one the
56-PowerPoint slides with its relevant note page:
Slide 3-12 presents the initial layout for our case study company’s sequential production project. Note that just-in-time (JIT) suppliers will feed their parts, components and sub-assemblies directly to the work cell sub-assembly, mod-ule assembly and final assembly areas. Production will flow from sub-assembly areas to tutorial build areas to the final assembly areas. All parts are off the floor—stored on racks and moved in accordance with a JIT pull-system. Final assembly and test are accomplished in five work stations that have been balanced to each other and to the sub-assembly/tutorial feeder lines.
Learned: To be successful in the startup
of a sequential production line, we must first
walk before we run. If we do not have parts suppliers that
can support a JIT pull-system, then we must still use
our stockroom to store excess support materials until
suppliers come up to speed. It is not uncommon to increase
inventory levels at the start of a sequential production
project to assure adequate material availability. However,
as we manage our supplier development program, and supply
lines become stable, inventory will be reduced significantly
to below prior history.
“Bill's experience and the resources he provides are first rate and of great practical value for both the experienced manager wishing to push improvement in their business as well as people at the beginning of their careers who need to understand the basics of making businesses lean and effective”
Quentin Kopp, a LinkedIn.com recommendation
What does it Cost?
Much less than you would imagine. In fact, I make the Lean Manufactur-ing Knowledge, PowerPoint-Plus, Training Module affordable so that it can fit easily within your personal or your company's training budget. I want you and your company to hear what I have to say about lean manufacturing and the best way to do that is to make it affordable
Your Lean Manufacturing, PowerPoint-Plus, Training Module can be ordered by for only:
31% discount from our $97.00 retail price and hundreds of dollars less than attending a relevant seminar. And with Mr. Gaw's expert commentary and "lessons learned" it's like attending a seminar in person ... having me guide you personally through lean manufacturing techniques and processes
We are so sure that your knowledge module will have the impact you desire that you can order entirely at our risk. This module comes with a No Risk, 100% Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee. This is a Lifetime 100% Money- Back Guarantee!
Believe this, we will never consider your purchase binding until you have reviewed all the material and put it into practice. We know that you, like our other customers, will be thrilled with the results. In fact, we are so convinced that this e-Training tutorial will work for you that if you aren't completely satisfied for any reason at any time, we'll immediately refund your purchase price. You simply can't lose.
"Your employer may help out with this, but ultimately the responsibility for
self-improvement is yours."
Knowledge and implementation know-how you'll not find in the
books at Amazon.com... neither in the APICS Library
nor the Harvard Business School Press.
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