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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.

6 Months To Sustained ROI

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.

Key Features
Capture Suggestions and Ideas
  • Engage your employees to identify ways to reduce waste, increase safety, increase product quality, and decrease cost of product.
  • Empower employees to identify the gaps and inefficiencies and suggest where improvement can take place.
  • Improve employee commitment, satisfaction, and retention.
Share Best Practices
  • Without an easily accessible Yokoten, abnormalities and their solutions are typically communicated via email. Or, not at all.
  • Our Yokoten enhances our common shop floor standard and language.
Scheduler
  • Easily add Scheduler Categories to our menu.
  • Quick Category configuration.
Work Station Efficiency
  • Track 5S activities on a line, area or machine.
Problem Solving
  • Track reoccurring or expensive abnormalities that impact production and associated corrective actions.
  • Our LES automatically identifies Significant Events and alerts staff for prompt resolution.
  • Supports popular Root Cause Analysis methods such as 5 Whys, 8d, Fishbone, etc.

ERPs Can't Help With Continuous Improvement

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.

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Kevin Bryan
Project Manager, MES Department - Autoliv

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