Together with the management team, we make a Lean Benchmark Audit and a value streams analysis of the business, with a focus on the key areas. We can often already here see areas suited for improvement. We use a long-term perspective but will also bring out the short-term gains quickly. This is done in close interaction with the staff and operational management.
To measure improvement, we use the LEANMAP factory or office audit which analyzes 20 factors of the business. This audit is a powerful tool for the description of the present situation and how to improve. One can usually improve with 0.4-0.5 points per year.
Businesses that have implemented LEAN has measured improvements of 20-40% at the beginning. As you become better at it goes a little slower, but many companies continue with 10-15% improvement each year - even after many years of active improvement. And the journey takes thankfully never end.
Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.” – Galileo Galilei
Is LEAN suitable for all?
Yes, LEAN works in all businesses, large and small, both service industries, manufacturing, industrial, knowledge-based companies and the public sector. LEAN is about creating a positive change culture based on involvement, confidence and respect - and focusing on customer value chain and value creation.
Do you want to test your company/unit?
Please contact us and we'll help you on to your path to continuous improvement.
See: http: //www.leanmap.com/benchmarking/