Lean Is

By: Value Solutions  09-12-2011
Keywords: Waste

L e an is a system – a combination of integrated tools and a philosophy that will help any organization improve results by eliminating the waste of non-value activities. Lean is based on the Toyota Production System (TPS), a system that has evolved over 50 years.

In addition to eliminating waste, establishing a process for continuous improvement and developing a culture with respect for people, are two additional key components. Without these, an implementation attempt will become just another one time effort to improve without employee ownership and long-lasting results.

Lean is not just a set of tools, but rather a holistic approach that has been transforming all types of organizations into efficient, customer driven and successful enterprises.

Keywords: Waste

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We can introduce specific expert knowledge and/or additional short term resources that are not otherwise currently available. Implementing customer driven systems or those identified by you, will help support growth of business to the next level. Before a project can be created and managed, one needs to understand and create a well-defined need or purpose.


Problem Solving

Jumping to action to address symptoms and superficial causes is often a tempting mistake and that is why a careful and methodical approach is so important. Other common mistakes include stopping short of the true root cause and not validating the root cause with data. We also have familiarity with the Shainin and Six Sigma processes. Problem Solving with Value Solutions.


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We apply a methodical approach and have a wealth of experience to address either standard business needs or unique areas of opportunity. Well-organized and regular performance reviews are an excellent way to generate accountability and optimize performance. Our process is to clarify needed direction and actions by quantifying needs, opportunities, results and performance.


Waste Reduction

Toyota, who is generally considered the most efficient and highest quality car manufacturer in the world (despite their recent hiccup), still considers their own process to still contain up to 90% waste. Value Solutions can help you reduce waste in a specific operation, a process area or your entire value stream which will translate into reduced cost, improved quality, delivery and capacity.


Lean Terms and Definitions

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