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Rapid Lean Process

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Understand

Every plant is different, but an assessment will determine the size the opportunity and demonstrate that the Lauras Rapid Lean tools can be applied. This takes between 4 days and 4 weeks, depending on the size and complexity of the site or line to be assessed.

Plan

The site management must own the plan for the results to genuinely sustain, so this is built in conjunction with local management, who will then own and drive the results themselves.

Implement

The best people to make change happen are the people on the shop floor themselves. They genuinely understand the problems, and have the ability to make changes stick – Lauras are experts at working with shop floor teams to help them to success – often to success beyond their wildest dreams. We are constantly impressed by the innovation, understanding, and drive from people on the shop floor – often underestimated by their own management.
Classroom training is necessary, but is kept very light and practical. The rapid lean tools are highly effective, but also easy to understand – Lauras simply don’t believe that something being complicated makes it better. We all learn better by doing, and there is no time to spare, so the vast majority of time is spent on the lines, making real changes.

Sustain / Maintain

Lauras are committed to sustained results – and we think that means that businesses who use us should find that they continue to improve faster than before, long after we have left. For this to happen, Lauras ensures that the sustainability model and rapid lean tools are understood deep within your organisation. Lauras also works on and puts right the other elements of the sustainability model – making sure that the time, ability, and inclination is present throughout the organisation to drive towards further improvement.

 

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Operator

"I am amazed at what has been achieved in 5 weeks. I'm very impressed that such an approach can make fundamental changes in a mature environment with a lot of closed thinking. I am now totally convinced..., and will support the rollout across all the businesses under my control"

Supply Chain Director, Asia Pacific, major Multinational Food & Beverage Company