Reducing Waste

The Lean Approach aims to identify and reduce all kinds of waste within your operating processes. This is much more than just the physical waste of raw materials and energy; it includes wasteful processes that allow high levels of defects or create unnecessary work; wasted time in your supply chain, stocks and stores or in unsynchronised processes; and wasted production that does not match internal requirements or external market demand. The Lean Approach will help you to eliminate all of these and more to make your organisation more productive and profitable.

Lean Tools & Applications

The Lean Approach from Aspire2BLean, comes with a comprehensive toolbox that can be tailored to identify and eliminate the specific ways that waste occurs across your company. Our tools include:

  • 5S
  • Kanban
  • VSM
  • Poke Yoke
  • 5-Y
  • Kaizen
  • Product Wheel
  • Cellular Manufacturing
  • Visual Performance Management
  • SMED
  • Uptime/OEE
Lean Mindset

Of course, implementing the Lean Approach requires much more than just a set of tools; it needs a change in mind-set for everyone involved. Aspire2BLean combines the latest Lean tools with extensive experience in coaching, for both large groups and key individuals, to create a waste aware culture at every level. It is not just about saving cost but making your company more agile in the marketplace and reactive to change. We have led Lean change in all kinds of organisations, from 20 to 2000+ staff, delivering huge improvements, and we can do the same for you.

Risk Management

Economic conditions are tough and could get much tougher in the coming years as the impact of unplanned events unfold. It will be challenging for us all, but as a Lean business you will be better placed to ride the storm and take advantage of any opportunities that arise in the VUCA (Volatile Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous) environment. Businesses need to understand the difference between complication and complexity as the world becomes more unpredictable. More emphasis will be required on scenario planning. By cutting waste at all levels, and creating operational excellence, the Lean Approach reduces risk and enhances opportunity for dealing with multiple scenarios.

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