Today’s successful companies are flexible, efficient, and responsive to change. They deliver what their customers need, precisely when they need it. They eliminate wasteful, non-value-added production and administrative functions. Working with IMEC’s continuous improvement experts, you’ll be guided on a journey in which efficiency and effectiveness become a part of your every day operating culture. You’ll see how simple changes can generate increased profits and increase employee satisfaction.
Appropriate planning ensures that employees are able to effectively implement the improvements without disrupting ongoing work activities. It starts by clearly identifying the objectives you want to reach and developing a road map to achieve them. We lay out a timeline in which implementation rapid enough so that employees see it working and generating measurable results.
We work with designated lean champions to make the lean journey visible throughout the company. The Champions are typically process/value-stream managers who will become internal facilitators and actively lead Lean projects. They are equipped with “tools” for decision-making, communication, and tracking Lean deployment progress and results.
The hallmark of IMEC’s approach is a Train-to-Sustain model – an overview preparation on the key Lean methodologies. Our simulations and hands-on exercises drive home the power of Lean to a cross-section of employees from different levels of responsibility/authority and operating units within the facility. Soon, the champions will be ready to take over facilitation without the need for continued Lean implementer support or mentoring.
Working side-by-side with the champions, we utilize value stream mapping as the foundation for Lean execution. We use this tool to assess the current state of your operations, identify the bottlenecks and constraints and pinpoint those specific processes that will be tackled as part of the Lean implementation activities. We facilitate rapid improvement “Kaizen” events to make changes to a work area or product line, or administrative process.
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