Category Archives: General

 

30 
Apr

Manufacturing Tomorrow

DESIGN IN SIMPLE

Cut The Clutter From Your Business

Today in manufacturing we make too many different Printers, Thousands of Inks, Phones, Lights and Bulbs, TVs, Cleaners, etc… TOO MUCH CHOICE…  Less product variation will improve businesses, improve sales, cash flow and profits…  We need to manufacture smarter for the future We need to “DESIGN IN SIMPLE”, “STANDARDISE PRODUCT DESIGN” which will Reduce Costs, Increase Profits…

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Published Date: 30th April 2020
Category: Financial, General, LEAN Manufacturing


 

25 
Apr

5S and LEAN Manufacturing

5S is a LEAN discipline... SORT, SIMPLIFY, SHINE, STANDARDISE, SUSTAIN...  With SAFETY6S

However, today many companies can generate cash from what they have “kicking around” their businesses…  The new philosophy in LEAN IMPROVEMENT is  “7S”  “SELL”

7S.  SORT,  SIMPLIFY,  SHINE,  STANDARDISE,  SUSTAIN,  SAFETY,  “SELL”    1. SORT – Throw out what is not used. However, today we should not throw anything away... 2. SIMPLIFY – processes, product range, inventory etc…  3. SHINE – Housekeeping… 4. STANDARDISE  5. SUSTAIN  6. SAFETY…  7. “SELL” – Cardboard, Plastic, Metal can be sold for recycling.  Engineering Seats and Old Bench Lights can be up-cycled, Fire Extinguishers up-cycled into light fittings. Old Benches cleaned, painted and sold for cash…  ( For further information Please contact us )…

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Published Date: 25th April 2020
Category: Financial, General, LEAN Manufacturing


 

13 
Oct

LEAN Manufacturing Cost Savings

The LEAN Journey

The  “Journey to Excellence”

What do you want from your business ?

Do you want: Cost Savings, More Profit, More Cash, Less Stress…

Bench Layout Before

What Can We Improve ?

  • The Bench Layout
  • The Factory Layout
  • The Product Quality
  • Machine Operation
  • Customer Relations

Process Mapping

How Do We “Change”

  • Define – the opportunity
  • Measure – the present
  • Analyse – the data
  • Improve – the process
  • Control – the process

Eliminate Waste 5S

Eliminate Waste:

  • Sort – Remove what is not needed
  • Simplify – Organise what is needed
  • Shine – Tidy the workplace
  • Standardise – LEAN manufacturing
  • Sustain – Maintain quality controls

Lean-Line Bench

LEAN BENEFITS:

  • Improved Quality
  • Improved Productivity
  • Improved Production
  • Increased Business
  • Increased Global Sales
  • Increased Profits and Cash

FINANCIAL BENEFITS:—>

We generated for one company:-

  • £15,000 – Quality Improvement
  • £187,000 – Process Improvement
  • £14,000 – Design For Manufacture
  • £90,000 – Statistical Process Control
  • £75,000 – Plant Capital Investment Saving
  • £359,000 – TPM Introduction Cash Saving

THIS IS THE STARTING POINT.  Next It’s Up To YOU…

To Improve Your Business and Generate CASH :-

Please contact us and we will arrange a visit.

Atherton Management Services Ltd – 07970 333 466

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Published Date: 13th October 2017
Category: Financial, General, LEAN Manufacturing


 

25 
Aug

LEAN Manufacturing Principles

Simplify and Standardise

Too Much “Product Variation” Costs More To Produce. And Less Customer Sales.

Printers – Oil Filled Radiators – Phones – Inks – Cleaners etc.

You Only Have To Look At The ARGOS Catalogue…

“TOO MUCH VARIATION”  “LEADS TO LESS SALES”.

Printers & Inks :-

Manufacturers make too many different models…

Thousands of Inks for 5 Colours…  WHY ????

Canon PIXMA 6550 re-designed to Canon PIXMA 6850

Same printer but INK is Different  –  WHY ????

Think about the manufacturing costs by  “Too Much Variation”

  • New Tooling development costs
  • New Ink development and costs
  • Machine tooling set up costs
  • Assembly change over costs
  • Quality and NPI planning issues
  • Supplier and Customer warehousing costs
  • Shops NOT having what the customer actually wants
  • TO MUCH PRODUCT VARIATION – SLOWS DOWN PRODUCTION

The more variations made : –

  • The slower the manufacturing process –
  • The more manufacturing problems there will be –
  • The more rejects and scrap there will be produced –
  • The more difficult the customer will find it to choose –
  • THE CUSTOMER WON’T BUY – TOO MUCH CHOICE…

Think about Mavis in Arkwright’s Shop.   –  2″  is too much choice !!!

Henry Ford said:-

“You can have any colour you want as long as it is black”

Cars came of the production line every 60 seconds… “PROBABLY”

  • and they were cheap…
  • and they were  ‘Fit For Purpose’
  • and they were produced, ‘Single-Piece-Flowline’

Edwards Deming said:-

Adopt the new philosophy.

  • Design products and services to meet customers’ needs.
  • Put your customers’ needs first, rather than to competitive pressure.
  • Create your quality vision, and implement it – “Fit For Purpose” not cheap and nasty.
  • Provide support and resources so that production levels and quality are achievable.
  • Look at how the process is carried out – Not just numerical targets.
  • REDUCE VARIATION – INCREASE PRODUCTION, INCREASE SALES

KEEP IT SIMPLE…..  STANDARDISE

For implementation of these principles :-

Please contact us and we will arrange a visit.

Atherton Management Services Ltd – 07970 333 466

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Published Date: 25th August 2017
Category: Financial, General, LEAN Manufacturing


 

07 
Apr

LEAN Manufacturing Techniques

LEAN Manufacturing

A Vision Of Improvement,

Implementation and Control

For A Better Business

LEAN Principles

  • What does the Customer expect? – External / Internal
  • Eliminate ‘Non-Value Added’ Systems and Procedures
  • Customer ‘Pull Through’
  • Time Management
  • Best Buy Policy
  • Accountability
  • Quality, Cost, Delivery
  • Supplier Understanding
  • Set Standards and Standardise
  • Better Fiscal / Cost Management
  • Best use of Resources available – involve and empower
  • What does the Customer want – a washing machine or a clean shirt

 LEAN Techniques

  • Staff Champions – For Internal Ownership
  • Measure and Map Primary and Secondary Processes
  • Implement ‘Lean’   Process Principles
  • Reduce Inventory
  • Eliminate / Reduce Waste
  • Better Utilization of Space
  • Remove or Refine Repetition
  • Create Time to Manage – Analyse and Plan
  • Strengthen Basic Discipline to Procedures and H & S
  • Better Planning – Shorter and More Effective Lead Times
  • Effective Visual Management – KPIs, Targets, Achievements
  • Improve Communication – Inter Departmental ManagerStaff

Implement “LEAN”

  • Remove – Non-Value Procedures & Operations
  • Reduce or Eliminate – Waiting
  • Reduce – Inventory
  • Reduce – Process Motion
  • Reduce – Process Time
  • Reduce – Over Processing
  • Reduce – Product Variation
  • Eliminate – Rework & Repair
  • Right Size – Manufacturing Area
  • Encourage – Energy Management
  • Exceed In – Perfection in What the Customer Wants

For implementation of these techniques :-

Please contact us and we will arrange a visit.

Atherton Management Services Ltd – 07970 333 466

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Published Date: 7th April 2015
Category: Financial, General, LEAN Manufacturing