Lean is a systematic approach to process optimisation based on the premise that anywhere work is done, some amount of waste (non-value add effort) is generated.
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The goal is: Total elimination of waste through:
• Identifying the sources
• Planning for waste elimination
• Use of Lean, Process Management and Six Sigma
• Establishing “permanent” controls that prevent reoccurrence
The first step toward waste elimination is identifying it
The essence of Lean is to concentrate effort on removing waste while improving process flow to achieve speed and agility at lower cost.
The focus of Lean is to increase the percentage of value-added work performed by a company. Lean recognizes that most businesses spend a relatively small portion of their energies on the true delivery of value to a customer.
While all companies are busy, it is estimated for some companies that as little as 10% of their time is spent on value-added work, meaning as much as 90% of time is allocated to non value-added activities, or waste.
Forms of waste include: Wasted capital (inventory), wasted material (scrap), wasted time (cycle time), wasted human effort (inefficiency, rework) and wasted energy (energy inefficiency). Lean is a prescriptive methodology for relatively fast improvements across a variety of processes, from administrative to manufacturing applications.
Lean enables your company to identify waste where it exists. It also provides the tools to make improvements on the spot.
Lean focuses on what’s called the Value Stream, the sequence of activities and work required to produce a product or to provide a service. It is similar to a Linear Process Flow Map, but it contains its own unique symbols and data.
The Lean method is based on understanding how the Value Stream is organized, how work is performed, which work is value added vs. non-value added, and what happens to products and services and information as they flow through the Value Stream. Lean identifies and eliminates the barriers to efficient flow through simple, effective tools.
Lean removes many forms of waste so that Six Sigma can focus on eliminating variability. Variation leads to defects, which is a major source of waste.
Six Sigma is a method to make processes more capable through the reduction of variation. Thus, the symbiotic relationship between the two methodologies.
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