What are the results you can expect from world class manufacturing, and more importantly what results you should look?
It is very common that we look for financial results. We want to lower the cost; maybe we want have lower inventory levels. We might want to turn over our money faster. This is one of the key parts; I guess that people want to start working on. But there are other results that you should look for as well, but let me come back to the financial results a little later.
When I talk to potential customers and most of them are potential customers because they haven’t seen the results yet. I am always a little worried that I’m going to seem to be naive, because I can show improvements that are greater than what they can expect, so it sounds like I don’t know what I’m talking about.
When you get into world class manufacturing, you’ll start speeding up and get more and more people involved in it, if you do it the correct way. The results you can get financially are often surprisingly high. Savings are 5 to 10 times higher than the cost, for example of hiring a Consultant Company.
If you look at one key result, it is the process that you have built and left behind, while solving the problems and saving money that you did during the implementation. So, one result is that you have built a process where people can execute the process. So, if you leave capabilities and process behind, it can bring that value to you and make sure you save the money, or move any needle in any KPI that you want to move. That’s a key part of the results.
A third part is the emotional part for people to feel that they have grown as a person. That they are allowed to be engaged in something, that they feel that they really own something that they’re working on. It’s such an important part for people, and it should be a part of the result you’re looking for, because here’s what it will give you. Sustainability.
One of the hardest things to achieve in any system is to make sure every result is sustained. We truly believe that sustainability comes from not only a well performed executed project, but also the heart, that people are in it and own it. It’s a key part of it.
If you want to achieve results like this, here’s what I suggest you do. Email us or book a call, and we can discuss how we can help you to achieve the same results as many of our customers have got already. And the cost, you’d be surprised how much we can save and how little investment is compared to the cost you’re going to save.
I hope this makes sense to you. If you have any interest in understanding more of how this could work for you in your business, please contact me. A free call or click on the link below. Let us know if you want to talk more about world class manufacturing. And also like and share this article. I’m sure there are a lot of other people who would like to know more about it as well, and thank you for reading
Johan Majlov, Founder and CEO Lean Dimensions International