Reduce Waste and Improve Productivity to Take on More Business
Utilizing lean tools and techniques as well as process improvement technology solutions as part of your business plan will not only help you reduce operational inefficiencies, but will also free up valuable time, resources, and equipment, allowing you the opportunity to take on additional business. By getting your senior leaders involved early in your lean implementation efforts, you will set up yourself, your team, and your company for long-term success. GaMEP has the expertise to help you understand these tools, identify areas for improvement, and teach you how to utilize lean for future improvements and growth.
Conduct a no-cost walk-through of your manufacturing facility to give you an outsider’s view of your operations from a lean perspective, talk with your team, assess opportunities, and recommend next steps. Download the Lean Assessment Flyer.
Value Stream Mapping
Streamline an individual process, technology, or group interaction using the VSM tool to map out your current process, your ideal process, and key points for implementing real change. Download the Value Stream Mapping Flyer.
Maximize lean within your organization by strategically aligning your organization with a common goal of lean transformation. To do this, you appoint lean leaders who coach and mentor your teams to understand lean tools, identify opportunities for improvement, and empower them to implement change. Download the Lean Implementation Flyer.
Managing for Daily Improvement
Get your team on board to fully support your organization’s direction. By directly involving them in developing key performance indicators, they will understand how to measure for good and bad days, communicate more effectively, increase their problem-solving skills, and support process improvement efforts. Download the Managing for Daily Improvement Flyer.
Assemble cross-functional teams and run rapid process-improvement events, or Kaizens, to assess and quickly improve different areas of your plant for immediate results with current problems and the prevention of future ones. Download the Kaizen Flyer.
5S and 6S
Utilize the principles of Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain (and now Safety) to declutter your facility, turning work areas into clean, organized, more efficient, and safe spaces. Download the 5S and 6S Flyer.
Use the same proven lean techniques from the plant to improve your front-office processes to decrease paperwork, reduce errors, and create a better customer-service experience. Download the Lean Office Flyer.
Lean Product Development
Implement lean processes while designing, developing, and prototyping new products to reduce bottlenecks and increase efficiency and get these products to market faster. Download the Lean Product Development Flyer.
Value-Added Safety: Safety-Integrated Process Improvement
Break down the barriers between safety and production functions within your plant. By integrating safety into your continuous improvement strategy, you will simultaneously improve productivity and quality while reducing workers’ safety and health risks. Download the Value-Added Safety Flyer.
Lean Six Sigma Training
Get White, Yellow, Green, or Black Belt training for your organization and develop Lean Six Sigma Champions to help improve the efficiency of your production process while simultaneously eliminating waste from the process. Download the Lean Six Sigma Training Flyer.
Root Cause Analysis
Do you find that when you repair one issue another one pops up or the same problem arises again? Utilize a formal and proven problem-solving process to get to the source of the issue and then develop a plan to truly fix the problem instead of just finding a temporary solution. Download the Root Cause Analysis Flyer.
Front-Line Leader Training
Set your front-line leaders up for success by furthering their skills in problem solving, people skills such as communications and conflict resolution, process improvement methods, team training, and identifying safety hazards. Download the Front-Line Leader Training Flyer.