This week Greenbelt Operations in Vancouver is in the home stretch! The last module opened with a kaizen on theme of Lean Office. Even companies whose business is mainly manufacturing focused need to address the transactional side of the business to truly become lean.
And lean is what this company is becoming. The class brought about great transformations in this single kaizen:
PRODUCTION PLANNING PROCESSREDUCTION IN DATA ENTRY ERRORS FROM 10 TO 0
PTR OF 180 MINUTES IN PLANNING PROCESS 35%
INVENTORY TEAM: 6 HOUR SAVINGS DAILY = 1560 HOURS/YEAR
SCHEDULE WORST TIME REDUCED FROM 520 MINUTES TO 340 MINUTES DAILY.
CUSTOMS DOCUMENT PROCESSLESS CHANCE OF ORDERS HELD BY FDA
ON TIME DELIVERY
QUALITY CONTROL -TRACKING OF COO
PREVIOUS TIME REQUIRED ONE YEAR 783HRS
PROPOSED FUTURE TIME IN ONE YEAR: 33HRS : DIFFERENCE OF 750HRS
ORDER TO DELIVERY PROCESSTIME SAVED: MORE THAN 22.5% GOAL
REDUCTION OF MISSING COFA: 22.5%
In the prairies, the Alberta group started Lean Sensei's Greenbelt program in the capitol of the province, Edmonton. In module 1, the lessons and kaizen are themed around the quintessential lean tool, 5S.
Can you guess which class is which from the collage above?