The Optimizeteam has 100+ years combined experience in Operations. We understand the difference between applying Lean tools and applying Lean principles. Our thorough understanding of the Lean principles allows us to integrate the appropriate tools, skilled facilitators and technology to align business and production processes with the business vision of the executive management.
Our Lean projects focus on what the customer values, aggressively eliminating waste in the relentless pursuit of perfection. Our system is a top down approach that translates the executive goals into a common language that can be applied throughout the value chain in a way that every employee knows how they can contribute positively toward success and have the feed-back that they are on track toward those goals. By applying the principles in this way, previously misaligned performance measures are realigned to remove conflict and contradiction.
Over time, our clients transform from applying Kaizen during intense focused workshops to practicing Kata every day, making incremental improvements as a matter of business culture. Many of those changes are small but aggregate into big savings. Other changes are larger and require real project management skills to implement with the requisite ROI. The optimize team assists our clients with developing this culture change that results in every employee taking responsibility for continuous improvement – even as part of their individual performance measurements.
Over the years, the optimize team has developed and refined training materials that we present to our clients as well as in public workshops. The subject matter topics include: Lean Overview, Lean Champions, Value Stream Mapping, Supply Chain Mapping, Kaizen and Kata, Performance Metric Development, Set-up/Changeover Reduction, 5S, Standardized Work, Total Productive Maintenance, Single Piece Flow/Cellular Manufacturing, Kanban/Pull, and much more.
With such a high volume of material to build from, optimize creates customized training materials to meet our client’s specific needs.
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