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As the term suggests, continuous improvement is a journey rather than a destination. For businesses operating in a variety of sectors, the embedding of a Lean management methodology will enable the achieving of operational excellence both now and on a long-term basis.
The key is to be uncompromising when it comes to standards and never being afraid to fine-tune processes further in the pursuit of ongoing efficiency. This is where Clarity can help, as we know exactly how to pinpoint any complications and constraints that are slowing down your operations, no matter how insignificant or seemingly unavoidable they may be. Here’s how we do it…
We start off by really getting to know your organisation
, visiting your site and looking at your company holistically across all functions, as well as getting into the detail of your processes where required. It isn’t simply a case of just understanding what you do and how you deliver it, we will use our experience and expertise to identify where your process is creating value, and where it’s producing waste, whether this be in time, materials or energy.
We then provide you with a report that explains our findings in no-nonsense language, enabling you to understand where things can be improved. We call this our Ignite session – this is where we ignite the fire that fuels the Lean process!
Once all of the core information has been assembled and studied, our specialists put together an implementation plan that’s 100% tailored to your business. This includes workshops designed around what needs to be implemented, as only by involving all staff in the embedding of Lean processes can you guarantee genuine employee engagement. One of our highly trained professional Lean specialists will deliver these bespoke workshops to a schedule that suits you.
We believe that interaction nurtures advocacy, so you can rest assured that the workshops will be a far cry from the facilitator simply talking to the room. Instead, we’ll use fun, interesting and memorable exercises to really engage your staff and help them to understand why Lean is so important. These sessions can be held either on your premises or via Zoom, giving you the freedom to choose a format that fits your unique requirements.
A core element of effective Lean practices is visual management. In short, this is a tool that allows you to quickly and efficiently share key information without any risk of confusion or discrepancy, such as through magnetic overlays and our brand-new 5S cuboids.
However, it’s imperative that your visual management systems are designed around the precise needs of your departments in particular and the wider business as a whole. For instance, depending on the working environments within your premises, it might be that shadow boards are the best way to keep equipment safe and accounted for, or if your company values free-flowing meetings, we suggest investing in dedicated control rooms that stimulate results-driven collaboration.
We’re ready when you are. To start your Lean journey, get in touch on 01482 296451 or fill in our contact form.
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