Lean production in companies aims at optimizing and simplifying the processes and procedures together with employees, and at eliminating redundancies to save resources. There are a variety of different principles and tools to achieve these objectives, such as Kaizen, CIP, Kanban, Just in Time, 5S, one-piece flow and many more. Given the wide range thereof, companies often find difficult the practical implementation of these tools in their own production, or knowing which are suitable.
The following questions arise quickly:
- Which principles and tools can I apply in my organization?
- Which benefits can lean production offer my company?
- How can I implement lean production and better use my resources?
Furthermore, companies in the furniture industry often only consider machinery and equipment in the context of optimizations, when, in reality, processes and operations around the machine hold the greatest optimization potential. How much time is wasted every day looking for things, asking others, resorting or fetching material and trolleys?
Lean production leads to major savings in production if the tools and principles are used in the correct way with your employees.
As a specialist for the wood and furniture industry, SCHULER Consulting has set itself the goal of eliminating this type of wastage together with you.
Areas of application include:
- Machine-oriented environments
- Workstations / assembly workplaces
- Work preparation & scheduling / administration
- Interfaces (e.g. work preparation to production)
- Optimizing processes, etc.