Adopt A Lean Management Approach
In today's changing business climate, every day brings new challenges and operations are looking for advantages with every turn they make. The introduction of lean management principles can help take the strain off your existing supply chain and proactively prepare you for the future.
Lean management is a long-term operational discipline that seeks to improve quality, reduce waste, and optimize opportunities. When applied correctly, lean management can produce effective and efficient processes that satisfy customer demands and provide the best solutions.
Better Thinking. Better Process. Better Business.
Optimization efforts begin with some level of reflection, planning, and, most importantly, understanding what problem you are trying to solve.
- Do you have clearly defined and well documented processes?
- Are your processes consistent, repeatable, and error-free?
- Do you know the KPIs needed to gauge the effectiveness of functional areas within your business?
- Do you have a strategy for collecting, interpreting, and acting on the data your business collects?
Raymond Lean Management, built on the proven foundation and principles of the world-renowned Toyota Production System (TPS), is a holistic approach to problem-solving that allows you to standardize processes, track key performance indicators, and make continuous improvements.
Maximize Operational Efficiency and Productivity
Our goal is not only to help you solve problems, but to teach you how to solve them yourself. Through a process of visualization, organization, and standardization, we can show you how to identify inefficiencies and implement changes to improve your workflows, saving time and money.
Gather And Analyze Data
By gathering data, lean management can help provide visibility into the current state of an operation. Managers should regularly evaluate the data collected from their operation and adapt accordingly.
Visualize Improvement Opportunities
Visualization makes a situation easily understood simply by looking at it and can be accomplished with data and tool displays or label and location markings. With visualization, an operation can quickly share information, communicate standards, and identify defects.
Empower Your Employees
Lean management teaches your workers to spot inefficiencies, errors or potential defects by providing them with practical tools to share ideas and develop solutions. By giving employees the opportunity to implement change, they become more engaged which often leads to higher morale and workforce retention.
Establish Standardized Work Processes
Standardized work creates clearly defined employee expectations and ensures consistency of both labor and materials. By establishing standardized work processes, companies can help eliminate or reduce non-value-added steps, resulting in higher operational effectiveness.
Success With Raymond Lean Management
One of our own facilities serves as a prime example of the benefits lean management can have on an operation's people, process, and plant. Since implementing Raymond Lean Management, we have been able to optimize our service bays by taking advantage of one-piece flow to improve quality and gain additional efficiencies through the work area.
We then discovered areas in the warehouse that were occupying more space than necessary, which were reorganized and optimized to create new staging areas and transportation lanes. With the adoption of a lean culture, we have been able to reduce our average equipment installation times by 300% and improve quality to 99% defect-free.
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Optimization Before Automation
With the collective goal of reducing waste throughout an organization, lean management transforms a company’s culture to focus on improved quality by constantly seeking optimization opportunities. An optimized material handling operation creates more space for product, increases workforce productivity, and leverages intralogistics solutions for the best suitable task. Ultimately, this process results in cost savings that can be reinvested throughout your business, often partially, or even fully, funding the next improvement.