Learn about Lean Management Principles and how they can help your company eliminate waste and create value for your customers.
Four Principles – The Lean Management Experts
It is always great to read a well written article about the benefits experienced by companies that are implementing lean manufacturing principles.
Go Lean In 2015 – No Manufacturer Is Too Small To Benefit
To many small manufacturers, lean manufacturing is something that companies the size of Toyota or Boeing implement. And many small manufacturers that do adopt lean practices do so at a tactical level. Don’t be one of those companies.
If you embrace lean manufacturing as part of your company’s overall business strategy, long-term strategic benefits are possible including increased profits, decreased costs, and long-term efficiency gains…read more>
Atlas Copco is using lean manufacturing principles to produce its product. They share their old production lines and how they compare with their new design. They have been able to eliminate waste and improve their processes. They have made the operator the center of the production process. Their original assembly line was seventy meters long. The new production line is only fourteen meters long.
They have incorporated Poke Yoke using plates to allow them to kit their parts at the workplace. When the operator has completed the product the plate should be empty, with no parts left over.
Atlas Copco achieved impressive results after implementing lean manufacturing principles in their facility. On-time delivery increased by 15%. Quality improved by 11%. Inventory levels were reduced and so was the number of workstations.
Here is a video showing the new design for their production lines to produce their products.