What is Lean manufacturing?
Doing more with less.
"Lean manufacturing involves never ending efforts to eliminate or reduce waste, or any activity that consumes resources without adding value, in design, manufacturing, distribution, and customer service processes". Developed by the Toyota executive Taiichi Ohno (1912-90).
Some examples of improvements I completed:
|Introduction of Single Piece Flow||8 weeks||>U$ 700,000||Savings for 1 product line only|
|Introduction of FIFO systems||4 weeks||> U$ 200,000||Savings shown was on 3 processes|
|SMED projects||2 weeks||> U$ 150,000||Several small SMED projects|
|3P re-layout of shop floor||4 months||Doubled capacity||Same headcount, same footprint|
|5S projects||1 week/each||> U$ 100,000||Introduced companywide|
|Rolled out Hoshin Kanri concept||3 months||> U$ 200,000 growth||Office and shop floor KPI's aligned|