The idea of implementing Lean has been a part of the manufacturing world for the past 20 years, and becoming more standard in healthcare, but the success of the effort has varied greatly throughout organizations. 3P Partners understands that Lean is a process which includes more than just teaching the philosophies, providing the tools, and conducting kaizen events.
Lean philosophy must evolve within your organization at all levels. It must be a way of life. We have all learned through Toyota what the basic types of waste are within any organization: waiting, motion, inventory, processing, overproduction, defects, material movement, and disengaged employees. The key to any organization’s success is more than having the ability to identify the symptoms of waste. It is the understanding of how to engage the workforce, suppliers and customers in the elimination of the root causes of waste throughout the value stream. Utilization of Lean tools and team-based initiatives create and instill pride and ownership throughout the organization.
Understanding key elements involved in waste elimination and the tools in the Lean tool
Specify Value - Identify Waste
Develop and implement an entire Lean transformation within your
Implement Team Ownership - Create Value Flow - Utilize Key Metrics - Create Continuous Improvement Culture - Sustainability Framework