Lean is too often a special campaign or mandatory training course delivered by outside consultants who are unlikely to understand your unique manufacturing processes. Once they depart your plant, production teams revert to old habits that actually reflect their plant floor realities. With our Lean Execution System, CloudDISPATCH, Lean is integrated into our solution set, so line technicians use the tools. We designed CloudDISPATCH this way because it was invented on the plant floor. We understand your realities.
Lean is a phrase and practice that is overused and incorrectly implemented in production environments. At Leading2Lean, we are committed to Lean but not as a silo or bolt-on. Instead, Lean is purposely integrated into our Production, Maintenance and Quality Assurance solutions because we recognize it should be an ongoing toolset that engages and empowers plant floor workers to create sustained cultures of Continuous Improvement.
Lean consultants emphasize manual methods and principles. The plant floor doesn’t care about principles – they have to reduce costs while raising quality and throughput. Leading2Lean understands this.
ERP, CMMS, and MES solutions do not include important Lean tools such as Kaizen (improvement opportunities), Yokoten (best practice sharing), TPM, and Problem Solving. True production and maintenance improvements are driven not just by examining metrics and implementing consultant-driven fixes, but by empowering everybody in the plant to improve metrics. The fact is, the complex challenges of manufacturing require integrated Lean tools to create a common plant floor standard and engaged line technicians.
Watch the video to see a customer explain how our Lean tools change plant cultures.
To get a true lean manufacturing culture, you have to change the culture on the plant floor. That’s key. I strongly feel that Leading2Lean helps to accelerate that cultural change that’s required to be successful in lean manufacturing.Play Video