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How a "Lean Checkup" of production can improve efficiency for your business

These days our team is working on several check-ups for our customers.

Many managers and many entrepreneurs - especially at this time - are trying to improve the efficiency of their business. Lean production checkup is one of the key tools to achieve this.

In this article, we will talk about the importance of a production checkup and how it can improve the efficiency of your business.

The Lean Checkup of production is an in-depth analysis of the various aspects of a company’s production.

Includes:

  • the analysis of the workflow

  • the productivity of functions and processes

  • the quality of the product

  • the correct use of resources

  • waste management

  • and much more.

In addition, the Lean Checkup of production can determine the "MUDA" waste, weaknesses and inefficiencies of the production process and suggest "Lean" solutions to improve them.


Production checkups can help businesses identify areas that require more attention and focus on them to improve efficiency.

It’s all about priorities.

For example, the production checkup may reveal that some employees work under "high fatigue and low yield" conditions with repercussions on their work-life balance and efficiency. Or it might reveal that the workflow is too long and confusing, and that it brings a lot of waste "MUDA".

With this information, the company could for example launch a Lean training for employees to improve their skills, and then start by restructuring the workflow to make the process more Lean and therefore lighter, faster and more efficient.


The production checkup can also help companies streamline the use of resources.


This is especially important in times of economic uncertainty when companies are forced to do their best to keep costs down.

For example, the checkup may reveal that some machines are not being used efficiently (start-up, productivity, downtime, scrap..) or that waste management is generally inefficient.

In this case, the company could decide on a focused-improvement on certain lines, or in certain cases, face the replacement, or finally launch Lean projects to improve waste management to save money.


Production checkup can also help to improve product quality.


This is especially important for companies operating in more selective sectors than ever, to meet quality standards.

For example, the Lean Checkup could show that some parts of the product during their production process are characterized by processes with unsuitable capabilities; or that production in general has too high a frequency of defects.

In this case, the company could activate a Lean process of improvement of control and prevention aspects, to reduce defects towards the customer.


With the help of a Lean Checkup of production, companies can maximize the efficiency of the entire production process and increase their profitability. In addition, the production checkup can help companies make better and more informed decisions about investment and resource rationalization.

Conclusions


In conclusion, the Lean Checkup of production is an essential tool for companies wishing to improve the Lean efficiency (= fast, lean, simple, reliable) of their production process.

Through the analysis of various aspects of production and the identification of waste "Muda" and weaknesses, companies can take effective actions to improve the efficiency and quality of the product. So in practice to maintain and improve market position.


If you are looking to improve the efficiency of your business, your production, and your processes, contact us to learn more about how our Lean Production Checkup could help you.




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