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.
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.
Raymond Lead Management Success Stories
Whether it's through faster fulfillment, reduced waste, minimized downtime, or improved quality, we provide education and consulting on this industry-leading, one-of-a-kind lean management system to ensure you get the most out of your resources, like we did with these customers.
Community Crossroads Food Bank
Community Crossroads focuses its efforts on feeding those affected by economic and social hardships in North Dallas. In 2019, the food bank expanded its distribution center and wanted to streamline operations and make the most of its volunteers’ time. The organization was able to optimize its shopping experience with Raymond Lean Management principles to create a one-way shopping lane with 110-120 SKUs that identifies where items are located so there no need to backtrack or search for items, like in a normal grocery store.
POOLCORP is the world’s leading wholesale distributor of swimming pool equipment, parts and supplies. The company creates tile samples by hand which previously required associates to squeeze large glue bottles and pick tiles off the floor, causing significant hand and back strain. Based on associated-submitted improvements, a new work standard was devised that used a foot-actuated hot melt machine to improve assembly ergonomics. This change resulted in a 91% increase in throughput, a 45% reduction in labor cost, and a 30% reduction in space utilization.
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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.