Lean Manufacturing objectives
Lean Manufacturing objectives: Quality
Increasing the quality level of the working process means reducing the number of errors, repairs and rejects. The result is less demand for company resources and therefore lower total operating costs.
Lean Manufacturing objectives: Cost
The production process begins with human resources, installations and raw materials and ends with finished products.
Productivity increases when the same amount of initial resources generate more finished products at the end of the process, or, conversely, when less initial resources are required to produce the same volume of finished products.
Lean Manufacturing objectives: Deadlines
Reducing throughtime : Throughtime is the time that elapses between the company receiving its raw materials and receiving payment for the products produced using those raw materials.
Reducing this interval means being able to produce more products in the same time, better rotation of resources and the ability to react faster and more flexibly to satisfy customer needs.
Shortening the production line :
Not only does space optimization reduce all these costs, but it also allows you to produce more in the same space. The result is the opportunity to make substantial savings on investment: fewer buildings, less floor area, lower general costs.
Priority to line side productivity: the flexibility of LeanTek enables flow rack lines to be compressed through successive stages of customization.
Used in conjunction with small containers and supply trains, LeanTek supermarkets located as closely as possible to the line and LeanTek line-side flow racks give companies back the value destroyed by old stock management systems with their containers, pallets and forklift handling.
Lean Manufacturing using the LeanTek system does away with unproductive conveyors, reduces production line length, incorporates previously separate workstations into the main line, reduces stocks and cuts logistics costs.
All these improvements help reduce the need for space and offer the option of earmarking the regained space for future expansion.
Being Lean :
- Compression of spaces with LeanTek: reduction of the mudas of waiting and motion, reduced manning for equivalent production, more production for the same workshop area.
- New logistics serving points of added value: Creation of internal and external flows: reduction of the mudas of inventory and transport.
- Multi-model lines: better load rate on the industrial tool, reduced variability, smoothed and sequenced production.
- Standardised work with priority given to added value and reduction of the mudas of
waiting and motion.
- Small containers on the line side: integration of added value operations on the main line with reduction of the mudas of transport of in-process materials from one line to another.
- JIT pulled flow: reduction of the muda of overproduction.
- Kaizen attitude of continual improvement.
The presence of mudas in the factory is the source of inadequate productivity.
On a production line the mudas of operator waiting and motion are the most penalising: they cause overmanning which increases production costs.
For logistics, the mudas of inventory and very expensive transport are generated by mass logistics. This model ties up large amounts of capital seen in the form of storage equipment full of components and massive containers on the line side. This causes excessively long lines with large amounts of in-process materials, without adding value and creates excessively large factories.
The switch to pulled flow line delivery allows all the mudas to be reduced. This implies adopting good practices: small containers, new logistics, compression of spaces, flexible sequenced lines, production in small batches… all of which reduce non-value-adding factors. Less mudas, more productivity. The LeanTek system is currently the best tool for installing lean manufacturing in the workshop.
Above all, the extreme flexibility of the LeanTek system allows permanent reduction of mudas in the context of the Kaizen attitude. This attitude is the guarantee of continually increased productivity and improved return on investment.