Supply Velocity’s goal is to help clients quickly achieve significant performance improvements. For us to identify and prioritize the most critical opportunities of a client’s operations, we recommend a Lean Assessment before starting Lean projects. Lean can be applied to many areas of your business. Unlike a typical Lean manufacturing consulting firm, we believe Lean can be implemented beyond just manufacturing or operations. Therefore, during the Lean Assessment we evaluate all relevant functional activities including sales, customer service, purchasing, planning, material handling, engineering, product development, operations, warehousing and shipping.

…we believe Lean can be implemented beyond just manufacturing or operations

During the Lean Assessment we will determine the few vital aspects of the current state of systems which are negatively impacting your performance, such as: labor productivity, on-time delivery, quality, material cost and overhead. The Assessment involves interviews with company personnel, a review of the facilities and the analysis of financial and operational data. It is intended as a detailed review, to understand the challenges, the financial impact of these challenges, and which Lean Tools should be used to close these performance gaps. These Lean tools may include:

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Flow Mapping
  • Flow Manufacturing
  • Kanban Materials Management
  • Quickchangeover
  • 5S Visual Management
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Pareto Analysis
  • Cause & Effect Analysis