Lean Enterprise

Challenges
According to the Conference Board of Canada, “Canada earns a “C” grade for labor productivity growth in 2008 and ranks 12th among the 17 countries. Productivity growth in Canada fell by 0.9 per cent.”

“Improving productivity is not about working longer or harder, it’s about working smarter. It’s about finding more efficient and effective ways to produce goods and services so that more can be produced with the same amount of effort.“

Being competitive is about being more productive and meeting the needs of your customers.

Improving productivity means eliminating waste. Experts claim that 90% of activities are considered waste and these need to be identified and eliminated. You simply need to understand what waste is before you can reduce it.

Customer satisfaction can only be achieved when you give them what they need and when they need it.

Addressing customer needs and improving productivity will ensure bottom line results. Adopting LEAN methods will help you:

  • Increase throughput
  • Reduce lead time
  • Reduce inventory costs
  • Reduce defects, scrap and rework
  • Improving employee satisfaction and retention
  • Reduce order to cash cycle time
  • Sustain strong margins
SDS Solution
Think Lean Enterprise

The solutions to these improvements are buried inside your business. Allow SDS Consulting approximately 5 days over a 30 day period to prove to you that LEAN Thinking can help you achieve any of these goals. This first project will provide the hands-on training and coaching that will set you on your LEAN Journey to increased productivity leading to profitable growth.

An SDS LEAN Coach will use years of hands-on knowledge and experience to help you achieve the above results. The Lean Coach will transfer this experience and knowledge to your people allowing them to continue making improvements and productivity gains on their own.

Scope
  • Coaching & Facilitating
  • Kaizen Blitz Event
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • 5S+1
  • Standardized Work
  • Visual Factory
  • Key Performance Metrics
  • KanBan Systems
  • One-Piece Flow
  • Quick Changeover
  • A3 Problem Solving
  • Accountability Boards
  • Visual Displays
  • Voice of the Customer