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Case Studies

Medical Devices

A lean culture was initiated through the development of a team based organisation and the implementation of strategy deployment & 5S. A problem solving culture is evolving through the measuring of company performance at all levels and the activities to improve these metrics. Consuma...

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Furniture Manufacturing

The project objective was to improve productivity by 20% through: ·       the implementation of 5S ·       changing of the layout to create flow ...

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Furniture Manufacturing

The project objective was to reduce lead time and improve productivity by 50% through: ·       Streamlining of the production process ·       5S and re-l...

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Bakery

Significant difference to store organisation resulting in leadtime reductions and set up reductions Process improvements in high volume products leading to leadtime reductions and higher productivity Better culture, team work, communication, less stress Capacity incr...

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Agri-Sector Engineering

Office 5S, ordering process and order tracker have all been improved.  Flow of products station to station has improved with more stillages for better and safe transport also, better management of offcuts, and improvements in processing and storage in final assembly and finished goods. ...

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Food Processing

Line balancing has created flow on all production lines with significant reductions in leadtimes Zero production waste Communication improved, culture of teamwork improved to enable them to finish on time every night through above improvements and cooperation between people...

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Engineering

Workplace organised, stock re-arranged and visual mgt implemented Less damage of stock from movement and handling Stock management system – tracking & Kanban - reduced stock by 37% Front office processes improved resulting in savings in Non-Value-Added time...

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Web Design Agency

Optimisation of the end-to-end website design & development process resulted in a drastic reduction in lead time, with initial increase in productivity of 50%. Capacity increased, where they could make 2.5 websites per month previously, they can now do 8 websites a month with the resulting si...

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Hospitality

Implemented KPI’s for quality, delivery and cost Implemented standard work which improved quality and made training easier Direct labour ratio reduced from 30% to 26% increasing profits Profit share bonus introduced Owner reduced his hours by 50% ...

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Distribution

The value of stock equated to €150k. Even though this was high they still managed to have shortages due to poor stock control. Using 5S the whole workplace was re-organised creating visibility of the stock on the shelves, and in particular incorporating minimum and maximum stock levels. ...

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Printing business

Significant reduction in time wasted due to improvements in clarity of order requirements and status – new scheduling system – no CapEx Visual Management of paper stock and better layout and organisation. Less clutter. Reduction in stress and improvement in morale....

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Payroll Process

The Lead Time to process payroll on a monthly basis was improved by 80% (25 days down to 5 days). The methods for processing and communicating bonus, commissions and payroll figures were simplified and standardised reducing managers non-value added time and improving the accuracy of pay...

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We started a Lean programme with Lean Team Strategies and we have made significant savings. The project has been a very viable one and we would definitely recommend it to others as we have seen the results on our bottom line.