Business in today’s world is more complex & competitive, while the cost of being in business in all over the world is rising at a faster rate than inflation. Successful companies react to these forces by acting on to the root of value-add activities through Lean Management.
What is LEAN? :
The basic idea is to maximize customer value while reducing waste. Simply, lean means generating more value for customers with fewer resources. A lean organization understands customer value and focuses its key processes to constantly increase it. The primary goal is to provide perfect value to the customer through a perfect value creation process that has no waste.
To accomplish this, lean approach changes the focus of management from optimizing distinct technologies, assets, and vertical departments to optimizing the flow of products and services through entire value streams that flow horizontally across technologies, assets, and departments to customers.
Reducing waste along entire value streams, instead of at isolated points, creates processes that need reduced human effort, reduced space, reduced capital, and reduced time to make products and services at far reduced costs and with much fewer flaws, compared with traditional business systems. Companies are able to make respective response to changing customer desires with high variety, high quality, low cost, and with very fast throughput times. Also, information management becomes much simpler and more accurate.
Lean for Production and Services
A popular misunderstanding is that lean is suited only to manufacturing. Not true. Lean applies in every business and every process. It is not a strategy or a cost reduction program, but a approach of acting for an entire organization.
Businesses in all industries and services, including healthcare and governments, are using lean principles as the way they think and do. Many organizations don’t use the word lean, but to label what they do as their own system, such as the Toyota Production System or the Danaher Business System. Why? To drive home the point that lean is not a program or short term cost reduction program, but the way the company operates. The word transformation or lean transformation is often used to describe a company moving from an old way of thinking to lean thinking. It needs an entire transformation on how a company manages its business. This takes a long-term perspective and perseverance.
What VJM & Associates Offers
VJM & Associates take a structured approach, analyzing which areas add value a & which do not using process design, bench marking, value analysis, with scenario analysis.
Our approach to Lean Management is experience-based, pragmatic, thorough & fast track. We can assist you in the analysis phase & also in implementation, using our proven project management skills.