At the core of Lean thinking is identifying and minimizing the resources required for production. This is achieved by purging non-value added activities that inflate costs, inventory requirements and excessive lead times, and emphasizing the use of quality improvement plans, preventive maintenance, efficient production facilities, pull systems, and flexible work forces.

    RCM’s Lean certified consultants will assess your organization’s non-value added activities, also called wastes, and implement lean initiatives for the long-term. RCM will then create a strategy that delivers a customized enterprise-wide solution that incorporates your organization’s business model, core processes and functions. No matter where you are in your lean journey, RCM is here to guide the way.

    RCM offers Lean consulting services for:

    • Implementation of some or all of the tools related to Lean
    • Lean project definition and management
    • Modeling and visual representation through Value Stream Mapping
    • Assessment of current situation and development of a current state map
    • Needs identification and development of a future state map
    • Training and knowledge transfer
    • Flow manufacturing (pull system) implementation – including kanban and supermarkets
    • Planning and production processes optimization
    • Change management assistance
    • Introduction to lean manufacturing principles and tools

    Common Lean Performance Improvements

    • Improved customer service through the ability to react faster to customer demand
    • Increase in market share thanks to improved flexibility
    • Reduction in manufacturing costs
    • Delivery lead time reductions of more than 75%
    • Up to 95% reduction in lead times
    • Consistency in delivery times
    • Defect reductions of 50% per year, with zero defects performance possible
    • Tighter control of the manufacturing environment
    • Reduction of factory and storage space
    • Improved workforce morale and motivation
    • Increase in capacity utilization
    • Administrative cycle time reductions of 50-90%
    • Capitalization cost reductions of 50%
    • On-time delivery improvements
    • Return on assets improvement