Lean Into Your Organization

Lean Concepts, LLC applies fundamentals of the Toyota Production System to manufacturing as well as non-manufacturing environments (i.e. hospitals, clinics, school systems, etc.) through our workshops and consulting. We lead the way in Lean Thinking to improve quality and reduce cost for any organization. Lean Concepts, LLC delivers results because of our expertise in applying the Toyota Production System to any environment.

Many organizations struggle with the same challenges: the customer keeps lowering the price. Now is the time to apply the successes of Lean concepts to your business! Call to find out how we can help you to apply the Toyota Production System and it’s principles to your organization.

Guide to Lean
Below is a map to help guide your organization through the Lean Implementation Processes taking one step at a time.

Fast Facts
Organizations who have successfully implemented Lean elements have seen the following improvements:

In Manufacturing
• Cycle times down by at least 20%
• 10-day standard customer order lead time
• Productivity gains of 62%
• 98% or better on-time delivery

In Administration
• Order Entry from 2 days to 7 minutes
• Engineering changes from 7 months to 1 month
• Accounts Payable from 2 days to 4 hours
• New Product Quote 35 days to 10 days

In Healthcare
• Same day office visits
• No-wait emergency room
• Productivity gains of 62%
• 20% increase in number of surgical procedures by reducing operating room changeover time from 42 to 15 minutes.

Recommended  Publications for 
The Lean Enterprise:

Value Stream Management for the Lean Office
Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping, and Sustaining Lean Improvements in Administrative AreasAdministrative functions represent up to 80 percent of the cost of doing business. Eliminating costly waste from administrative and office functions is a great way to increase your profit margin and a vital part of creating a total lean enterprise.

Bring Lean Improvements to the Administrative Areas of Your Organization!  Tapping and Shuker take their Value Stream Management Storyboard and apply its eight-step process in the context of a customer service case study based on an actual implementation. Value Stream Management for the Lean Office will provide you with a complete system for lean implementation in the office.


Value Stream Management
Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping, and Sustaining Lean Improvements

Value Stream Management is a complete system that provides a clear path to lean implementation, ensuring quick deployment and great benefits. Value Stream Management-Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping, and Sustaining Lean Improvements shows you how to use mapping as part of a complete system for lean implementation.

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The Complete Lean Enterprise by Beau Keytes
Beau Keyte and Drew Locher's new book, The Complete Lean Enterprise: Value Stream Mapping for Administrative and Office Processes, offers a step-by-step approach to applying lean initiatives to the administrative and office environment. It's a must read for leaders looking to improve their production support activities within their order-to-cash value stream. The Complete Lean Enterprise is a valuable tool in applying value stream mapping (VSM) to non-production areas, identifying office wastes, establishing performance metrics, speeding up administrative workflow, and improving office efficiency.

"Lean, implemented the proper way, has paid significant dividends to the organizations that have embraced it. It can result in 50% reduction in inventory costs and product lead time, while at the same time freeing up equipment and floor space. Improving communication, quality and productivity, create a win for the company, their customers, and their employees"

Dan MacDonald
GM Lean Business Solutions