Operations Excellence: Lean + Quality Systems + Engineering
Ty Haines, President, Manufacturer Solutions, LLC
What Do Local Amish Companies and Lean Have in Common? Successful Case Studies!
Two very different companies in nearby Amish country contacted us in 2017 about their immediate and significant needs. Both had heard the testimonials and process overview at one or more Lean Enterprise area events and tours I helped lead. One private company was a wood products manufacturer and the other was a produce grower where the harvest and pack out for retail was a labor intense assembly line. The reasons for our engagement were described as:
Improve their ability to compete
Running out of space
Continuing challenges to get the product out from capacity and throughput constraints
Reduce nonvalue added activities like wastes in walking, movement of stock, waiting
Need to do more with less regarding cost and organizational issues
Following up with these two companies in 2021 showed stellar results from Lean.
Getting ready for Lean, ISO9001, AS9100, or IATF16949 for 2021? We Are Ready to Help Onsite or Remote!
Get Supplier and Internal Audits up to date for ISO 9000, IATF 16949, AS9100D and ISO 13485
Redesign work areas for social distance and/or barriers
Put in advanced quality systems as part of the diversified plan to enter medical, aerospace and/or automotive
Get the Lean Out! Fix bottlenecks and take waste out of processes while business is slow
Get your employees engaged and focused with our hands on training and results driven KaizenetteTM
Whether you do these internally or with Manufacturer Solutions, LLC’s help, one or more are worth your thought. We wish you success and are ready to help!
Caught up in the daily grind? We can help!
Since our team has manufacturing success at various levels and responsibilities, we are focused on delivering value. Having sat on both sides of the table we are a bit frugal and respect the part of the value formula in keeping the cost down. Many consulting firms lack the pragmatism, some have never gotten their hands dirty setting a tool or physically running equipment making parts: we have because it is part of learning the whole operation.