CGN Global’s Production Systems Improvement service utilizes Lean Manufacturing methods to eliminate waste. Waste shows itself through employee time spent on lengthy processes, excess material used, excessive scrap/rework, wasted inventory and in nearly all areas of the production process. Waste within a Production Systems has a ripple effect throughout the process. By minimizing excess resources, cost of production and throughput is reduced while quality is increased, ultimately creating improved customer value. These elements create a sustainable competitive advantage that rings throughout the organization.
As CGN’s bread-and-butter, our 20+ years experience in Production Systems Improvement follows these basic steps (with altered elements tailored to each individual client) to create an efficient and effective Production System:
- Define Process Constraints and Bottlenecks – Use our finely-tuned Value Stream Mapping (VSM) technique, Spaghetti Diagrams, Time Study data to understand process and product flow
- Define Value Add/Non-Value Add (VA/NVA) Processes – Identify waste in the classical forms as well as those activities that are NVA but necessary. Stratify this data and use as an input to the desired future state process
- Document the Current State and the Desired Future State – Verify the desired Future State based on Current State improvements needed and create the deployment plan
- Implement and Validate the Future State – Implement the future state and sustainment methodology – including preventive maintenance and process change documentation; PPAP process if required
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