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Lean Assessments - More and more small and medium size businesses are benefitting from professional lean assessments and a review of their core activities and some expert recommendations on how to improve performance and quality and reduce costs and delivery lead time.
Unfortunately, these things have been perceived to be out of reach for most businesses as the consultancy fees which usually accompany this kind of detailed diagnostic are considered prohibitive for all but a few of the ‘Blue Chip’ companies. This is no longer the case.
We offer several different solutions for all shape and size of business (We can often tailor the solution to fit your particular business, as we've worked with most shapes and sizes and delivered sizeable benefits in all of them). Please see our range of Lean Assessments
While none of the diagnostic tools shown here are termed "Lean assessments", these tools will show you clearly how far you are away from being ready to implement "Lean Manufacturing", or any other improvement methodology in your business.
"Without a solid foundation in place, it is impossible to build anything worthwhile"
Here is a more detailed description of each of the diagnostic tools -
This diagnostic tool will take you through a rigorous assessment of your "Business Basics". Honesty on your part is essential.
This tool will make recommendations which will firm up your business foundation which will act as an enabler for the subsequent phases of the "Roadmap"(Copyright)
The "results" part of this tool generates a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) as a percentage score to enable you to measure your progress as your journey unfolds.
This diagnostic tool will take you through a full assessment of your companies cultural strengths and weaknesses and make automatic recommendations which will be used in subsequent phases of your journey.
This is vital knowledge to have at hand when planning to introduce any type of change within your organisation.
Value Stream Map - Current State
This includes a full training pack detailing Exactly how to produce a current state Value Stream Map.
This will give you a detailed view of your organisation's processes.
How the material and information flows
How much inventory you carry
Where the bottlenecks are
Total Lead time
Value added time
Most importantly - It will enable you to see your opportunities
After the lean assessments, business assessments and other diagnostic tools have been used, you may need to put forward a business case (In your companies own format) for recommendations you will be taking forward from this phase of the "Roadmap"