Where Are You In The Process To Lean Manufacturing?
How Far Or Close Is Your Operation From World Class?
This is a quite common and very legitimate question that we have in mind when we really have the goal to succeed in this indispensable transformation. I have heard it from beginners and also from experienced managers who sincerely want to measure their accomplishments in the Implementation of the Lean Manufacturing Strategies and Culture. Especially in these competitive times it is healthy to be able to tell where we are and in what direction we should be moving to achieve a realistic and noticeable progress.
Felix Niederhauser presents here a very valuable and thorough assessment tool to help us face our challenges, strengths and weaknesses, so we can take the pertinent actions.
Our highly qualified European associate literally “digs” into the core of the required skills and improvement processes that we all need to not overlook.
At the first reading of this Lean Manufacturing assessment tool, it may feel somewhat overwhelming, but if you try to assimilate it step by step, it will become friendly and enlightening.
One bite at a time
Taking one evaluation or section at a time (starting by essential step #1) and devoting to it about one week of your team’s attention will generate some valuable discussions and awareness of the current status of your operation. Have the participants write down the main concerns discovered in each step and the actions that would convey the solutions you need. Then go to step #2 and so on. After one month you will probably might have experienced numerous signs of progress and that will keep you focused and motivated to continue.
Are we there yet?