The manufacturing industry is truly globalised with Australian manufacturers being no exception. Australian businesses are facing continually increasing cost pressures while customers are demanding lower prices. The only way to remain competitive is by improving efficiency. Lean Manufacturing is an internationally recognised and benchmarked approach to achieving this.
‘Lean Manufacturing’, coined by Toyota, has been the key framework adopted by successful manufacturing organisations across the globe. The idea comes down to a key objective, to eliminate waste in the manufacturing process. This means, aiming to eliminate everything that does not bring value to the customer. For example, eliminating extensive changeover times, re-work, overtime, double handling and more. The outcome is a substantial increase in productivity and efficiency, as well as savings to the company and the customer, amongst many other benefits.
Organisations often achieve a very quick return on investment (ROI) upon first implementing Lean Manufacturing.
Changing your Culture through Lean Manufacturing
The biggest hurdle to overcome in any Lean manufacturing implementation is overcoming negative culture and resistance to change. Vative take a holistic approach by including all levels of the business in the transformation. The lean journey must begin with management, and hence a significant amount of emphasis is placed on high level Lean and Leadership training to begin any program. Once management is on board and motivated, shop floor operators begin training and with management support begin implementing their skills and transforming their workplace.
Why Vative as a Lean Manufacturing Partner?
Vative have worked with over 250 Australian businesses. Our organisational roots are derived from a manufacturing background – Bosch, Toyota, Ford and more.
Our Lean Manufacturing programs deliver substantial results. Often saving companies millions of dollars, whilst creating sustainable change. Our work is only complete when our customers are satisfied and we’ll work with you on agreeing to achieve an ROI for you.
Vative has a wide range of experience delivering Lean Manufacturing solutions in many different manufacturing environments. Some of Vative’s clients include:
- General Motors Holden
- Robert Bosch
- AW Bell
- New Touch Laser
- Waverley Industries
- Ford Motor Company
- Mackay Multilink
- Scalzo Foods
- San Remo