Lean manufacturing is huge. We’ve just started to summarise some of the main tools for you.
|lean tools||how it works?||benefits|
||5S tool secures that you become aware of waste, eliminate your problems and maintain a good practise. For example there will be no more time wasting in search for a tool or there will be no hindrances to deliver supplies fast to the production line.|
||Shows weak links in your manufacturing process, increases awareness of possible problems along the entire production line and highlights risks and consequences in possible break down.|
||Reduces waste – no space is blocked, no waiting times or unnecessary handlings.|
||Very efficient in reducing stock levels, warehouse space and handling costs. Implementation will speed up process time and improve cash flow figures.|
||Kanban makes sure the manufacturing process stays slim. It minimises the risk of high stock in warehouses or overproduction scenarios.|
We are aware that other tools as automation, kaizen, level scheduling, smart goals, total productive maintenance (TPM), KPI, time collection, overall equipment efficiency (OEE), six big losses and visual factory are missing on the list above. If you need any further details about any tool mentioned above please get in touch.
If lean tools are too much detail already maybe you’ll find our manufacturing toolbox helpful.