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Lean for Results that Pay Back and Sustain

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Sustaining Results for a Competitive Edge

The professionals at Lean Practices work with manufacturers, distributors, and service providers like construction and healthcare, delivering lean solutions that transform the enterprise. We mobilize the ingenuity of all your people to eliminate the activity that your customer does not value enough to pay for. We show you how to make what is of value “flow at the pull of the customer.”  An engagement with Lean Practices can pay back in weeks, and sustain for a career.


Most Lean Initiatives Fail

Only a fraction of lean’s promise can be reached by “black belts,” MBAs or consultants telling you how to eliminate waste. We don’t “do lean” to your staff. We cannot do it for them. We free them from non-value-adding activity, show them how, and they do it. We re-task freed up people and teach them how to kill problems. We mentor your leaders how to provide the compass heading, the know-how, the example, the resources, remove the barriers, and how to sustain.
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Results for a Wide Range of Industries

Any business that has customers, clients or patients can be transformed by Lean Practices. The well-known examples are manufacturers, who transform materials into products. Even more dramatic results are seen in businesses who transform information into decisions, and those who transform relationships and services into transactions.


A Typical Lean Practices Engagement

  • Process design – transform batch / “push” into flow at the “pull” of paying customers
  • Cost reduction – space, inventory, waiting, human effort
  • Cost reduction – space, inventory, waiting,  variability, constraints
  • Plant turnaround – profit through quality, lead time, delivery and less variability
  • Learn to sustain – visual management and leader standard work
  • How to kill problems
  • P-D-C-A in Human Resources development
  • P-D-C-A in Risk Management